Kathmandu, March 15
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 1,118,020 as of Tuesday afternoon.
The ministry said 83 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 4,734 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 57 returned positive. Likewise, 3,150 underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 26 tested positive.
Of total tests, 1.20 per cent of the PCR and 0.82 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 1.05 per cent.
As of today, there are 4,746 active cases across the country. Of them, 68 are hospitalised, 30 in intensive care units and six on ventilators.
In the past 24 hours, 130 people have achieved recovery whereas the government says there were zero deaths today.
Of the total cases so far, 961,348 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, 103,538 people were vaccinated today.