Nepal records 52 Covid-19 fatalities and 2,828 cases in last 24 hours; 1,173 succumb to pandemic in 16 days

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Kathmandu: The country has witnessed a total of 2,828 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Population stated on Wednesday.

According to the Ministry of Health, 2,014 were diagnosed with the virus in PCR tests while 814 were confirmed positive in the test undertaken through the antigen method. Samples of 8,687 people were tested through the PCR method while 4,335 samples were tested adopting the antigen method.

Likewise, altogether 3,082 Covid-19 patients got full recovery during the period. The Ministry said that the recovery rate in Nepal is 88.5 percent. Nepal currently has 62,137 active cases.

According to the Ministry, 52 people succumbed to the pandemic in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 8,558.

Nepal recorded 1,173 deaths in 16 days. A total of 69 people died on June 1, 101 on June 2, 75 on June 3, 101 on June 4, 68 on June 5, 99 on June 6, 92 on June 7, 108 on June 8, 81 on June 9, 59 on June 10, 67 on June 11, 61 on June 12, 46 on June 13, 53 June 14, 41 on June 15 and 52 on June 16.

Source: Health Ministry

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