Kathmandu, March 16
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 1,118,102 as of Wednesday afternoon.
The ministry said 82 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 4,790 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 41 returned positive. Likewise, 1,385 underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 41 tested positive.
Of total tests, 0.85 per cent of the PCR and 2.96 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 1.32 per cent.
As of today, there are 4,574 active cases across the country.
In the past 24 hours, 213 people have achieved recovery whereas the government says there were zero deaths today.
Of the total cases so far, 961,561 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 11,950 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 98.3 per cent and the death rate is 1.2 per cent.
Meanwhile, 105,422 people were vaccinated today.