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Nepal Covid-19 tally: 2,212 new cases, 1,867 recoveries, 33 deaths in 24 hours

File: Lab workers testing swab samples for coronavirus.

Kathmandu, August 15

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 807,402 as of Sunday afternoon.

The ministry said 2,212 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.

In this period, 8,088 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which 1,793 returned positive. Likewise, 4,018 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 419 tested positive.

Of total tests, 22.16 per cent of the PCR and 10.42 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 18.27 per cent.

As of today, there are 39,298 active cases across the country. Of them, 4,280 are hospitalised, 758 in intensive care units and 193 on ventilators.

In the past 24 hours, 1,867 people have achieved recovery whereas 33 deaths have been reported.

Of the total cases so far, 682,682 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 10,292 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 93.2 per cent and the death rate 1.5 per cent.

Likewise, 3,364,157 people have received their full dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while 4,684,509 have received their first dose. Today, 70,770 people were vaccinated throughout the country.

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