Nepal Covid-19 tally: 51 new cases, 392 recoveries, 0 deaths in 24 hours

Kathmandu, March 18

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 1,118,180 as of Friday afternoon.

The ministry said 51 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.

In this period, 2,592 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 12 returned positive. Likewise, 3,322 underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 39 tested positive.

Of total tests, 0.46 per cent of the PCR and 1.17 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 0.86 per cent.

As of today, there are 3,996 active cases across the country.

In the past 24 hours, 392 people have achieved recovery whereas the government says there were zero deaths today.

Of the total cases so far, 962,173 people have achieved recovery. Likewise, 11,950 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 98.4 per cent and the death rate is 1.2 per cent.

Meanwhile, 29,390 people were vaccinated today.

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