Nepal registers 158 new Covid-19 cases, positivity rate at 1.77 percent

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Kathmandu: A total of 158 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the last 24 hours in the country. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, the new cases were identified from 6,604 RT-PCR and 2,314 antigen tests.

With the new cases, the Covid-19 tally has reached 820,878 (in PCR tests) and 95,472 (in antigen tests) in the country as of Sunday. The positivity rate stood at 1.77 percent.

Similarly, the Ministry confirmed that 342 patients have recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of recovered patients has reached 802,389 so far. The recovery rate stands at 97.7 percent.

According to the Ministry, two Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours across the country. The Ministry stated that the total number of deaths from coronavirus infection has reached 11,523.

The Ministry has further shared that there are 6,966 active cases of coronavirus across the country.