Kathmandu, August 19
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 820,605 as of Thursday afternoon.
The ministry said 3,075 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.
In this period, 11,946 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which 2,321 returned positive. Likewise, 4,492 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 754 tested positive.
Of total tests, 19.42 per cent of the PCR and 16.78 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 18.70 per cent.
As of today, there are 40,500 active cases across the country. Of them, 3,986 are hospitalised, 739 in intensive care units and 168 on ventilators.
In the past 24 hours, 2,126 people have achieved recovery whereas 33 deaths have been reported.
Of the total cases so far, 691,299 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 10,429 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 93.1 per cent and the death rate 1.5 per cent.
Likewise, 3,708,688 people have received their full dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while 4,817,985 have received their first dose. Today, 91,011 people were vaccinated throughout the country.