The number of recoveries has, of late, been higher than the number of new COVID-19 cases in Nepal. On Sunday, 976 new COVID-19 cases were reported against 1,534 recoveries in 24 hours.
Earlier on Saturday, 2,195 COVID-19 patients recovered and 1,024 new cases were detected.
Nepal has now recorded 727,185 cases of recoveries, and the recovery rate stands at 94.5 per cent.
Similarly, 113 people tested positive for the virus in 2,801 antigen tests in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).
According to the MoHP, the nationwide COVID-19 tally through PCR method reached 769,271 and 85,050 through antigen tests.
Of the total 7,971 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, 5,170 were Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) and 2,801 antigens.
The Kathmandu Valley recorded 453 new infections over that period. Of them, 288 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 98 in Lalitpur and 67 in Bhaktapur.
The positivity rate of COVID-19 infection across the country is 19.5 per cent, and active case is 4.06 per cent.
According to the MoHP data, 19 districts, including Morang, Jhapa, Sunsari, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan and Makawanpur have more than 500 active cases each, and 20 other districts have more than 200 active cases each.
The active caseload was 31,248 on Sunday. Of the active cases, 2,167 patients are admitted to various health facilities while remaining 29,081 are in home isolation.
As per the latest update, 523 COVID-19 patients have been admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) while 162 are under treatment with ventilator support throughout the nation.
The country also reported 20 deaths related to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 10,838. The death rate now stands at 1.5 per cent.
The MoHP informed that of the 71.6 per cent targeted population, 5,533,794 people had received their first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 and 4,895,152 had received their full dose as of Sunday. In the last 24 hours, 53,182 people were vaccinated.
These days, the government is administering AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Vero Cell vaccines across the country.
Source : TRN,