Nepal records 242 new Covid-19 cases, 444 recoveries, 1 death in 24 hours

20 November 2021, Kathmandu

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 914,095 as of Saturday afternoon.

The ministry said 242 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.

In this period, 4,145 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which returned 209 returned positive. Likewise, 2,991 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 33 tested positive.

Of total tests, 5.04 per cent of the PCR and 1.1 per cent of antigen samples returned positive, keeping the overall per-day positivity rate at 3.39 per cent.

As of today, there are 7,303 active cases across the country. Of them, 451 are hospitalised, 234 in intensive care units and 55 on ventilators.

In the past 24 hours, 444 people have achieved recovery whereas one death has been reported.

Of the total cases so far, 799,989 people have achieved recovery.

Likewise, 11,495 died, according to the ministry. The country’s recovery rate is 97.7 per cent and the death rate is 1.4 per cent.

Meanwhile, 103,209 people were vaccinated today.

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