Nepal registers 259 new Covid-19 cases, positivity rate at 2.4 percent

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Kathmandu: A total of 259 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 6,472 RT-PCR and 4,015 antigen tests.

With the new cases, the Covid-19 tally has reached 823,786 (in PCR tests) and 95,728 (in antigen tests) in the country as of Friday. The positivity rate stood at 2.46 percent.

Similarly, the Ministry confirmed that 337 patients have recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of recovered patients has reached 806,237 so far. The recovery rate stands at 97.9 percent.

According to the Ministry, three 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 11,552.

The Ministry has further shared that there are 5,997 active cases of coronavirus across the country.