Kathmandu, August 22

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 827,642 as of Sunday afternoon.

The ministry said 1,920 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.

In this period, 9,443 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which 1,702 returned positive. Likewise, 3,073 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 218 tested positive.

Of total tests, 18.02 per cent of the PCR and 7.09 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 15.34 per cent.

As of today, there are 38,751 active cases across the country. Of them, 3,196 are hospitalised, 681 in intensive care units and 169 on ventilators.

In the past 24 hours, 2,248 people have achieved recovery whereas 24 deaths have been reported.

Of the total cases so far, 698,173 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 10,509 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 93.4 per cent and the death rate 1.5 per cent.

Likewise, 3,846,736 people have received their full dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while 4,942,250 have received their first dose. Today, 18,322 people were vaccinated throughout the country.

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