For the last few days, the number of recoveries has been higher than new cases.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), 3,030 people recovered from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours and 2,052 new cases were recorded during that period. Nepal has now recorded 719,336 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate stand at 94.1 per cent, said Dr. Krishna Prasad Poudel, spokesperson for the MoHP in a weekly press briefing.
The MoHP on Wednesday confirmed 2,052 new cases of COVID-19, of which 1,648 were detected through PCR tests and 404 through antigen tests.
Dr. Poudel said that the nationwide COVID-19 tally through PCR method reached 764,295 and that through antigen reached 83,909.
Of the total 14,935 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, 10,612 were Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) while 4,323 were antigen tests, informed Dr. Poudel.
According to Dr. Poudel, Kathmandu Valley recorded 719 new infections over that period. Of these, 471 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 102 in Lalitpur and 146 in Bhaktapur. The positivity rate of COVID-19 infection across the country is 19.5 per cent, said Dr. Poudel.
According to the MoHP data, 20 districts, including Morang, Jhapa, Sunsari, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan, Makawanpur, have more than 500 active cases each and 19 other districts have more than 200 active cases each.
The active caseload reached 34,189 on Wednesday. That figure was 38,287 last week. Of the active cases, 2,377 patients are admitted to various health facilities while remaining 31,812 are in home isolation.
As per the latest update, 563 COVID-19 patients are admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) while 170 are under treatment with ventilator support throughout the nation.
The country also reported 20 deaths related to the disease over that period, taking the death toll to 10,770. The death rate now stands at 1.5 per cent.
Dr. Poudel informed that of the 71.6 per cent target population, 5,424,836 (17.9 per cent) people had received their first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 and that 4,667,328 (15.4 per cent) had received their full dose as of Wednesday.
In total, 293,151 people were vaccinated in the last 24 hours. These days, the government is administering AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Vero Cell vaccines. According to the MoHP, 1,00,92,164 doses of vaccines were administered free of cost as of today.
Source : TRN,