Kathmandu, October 2
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 888,547 as of Saturday afternoon.
The ministry said 867 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 5,598 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 659 returned positive. Likewise, 2,621 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 208 tested positive.
Of total tests, 11.77 per cent of the PCR and 7.9 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 10.54 per cent.
As of today, there are 17,642 active cases across the country. Of them, 1,271 are hospitalised, 350 in intensive care units and 112 on ventilators.
In the past 24 hours, 1,123 people have achieved recovery whereas nine deaths have been reported.
Of the total cases so far, 767,819 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 11,157 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 96.4 per cent and the death rate is 1.4 per cent.
Meanwhile, 83,373 people were vaccinated today.