Kathmandu, September 12
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 863,857 as of Sunday afternoon.
The ministry said 911 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 7,878 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 838 returned positive. Likewise, 3,140 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 73 tested positive.
Of total tests, 10.63 per cent of the PCR and 2.32 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 8.26 per cent.
As of today, there are 26,756 active cases across the country. Of them, 1,586 are hospitalised, 454 in intensive care units and 140 on ventilators.
In the past 24 hours, 1,423 people have achieved recovery whereas 13 deaths have been reported.
Of the total cases so far, 739,457 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 10,949 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 95.15 per cent and the death rate is 1.41 per cent.
Meanwhile, 10,449 people were vaccinated today.