Covid-19 active cases drop to 7,535; recovery rate improves to 97.7 percent

Nepal currently has 6,105 active cases. (File photo/NL Today)

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Kathmandu: The country has witnessed a total of 317 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Population stated on Thursday.

A total of 301 were diagnosed with the virus in PCR tests while 16 were confirmed positive in tests undertaken through the antigen method. Samples of 9,609 people were tested through the PCR method while 3,044 samples were tested adopting the antigen method.

Likewise, altogether 279 Covid-19 patients got full recovery during the period. The Ministry said that the recovery rate in Nepal is 97.7 percent.

According to the Ministry of Health, six people succumbed to the pandemic in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 11,466.

Nepal currently has 7,535 active cases.