781 diagnosed with Covid-19, two die in the last 24 hours

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Kathmandu: A total of 781 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the country in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.

The new cases were confirmed through 2,290 samples tested through PCR and 2,422 antigen tests in various labs across the country during the same period. The positivity rate is at 16.57 percent.

With two deaths reported in the last 24 hours, Nepal’s Covid-19 death tally stands at 11,984 as of Friday afternoon.

Similarly, 511 people recovered from the infection in a day, taking the recovered cases to 974,806 to date. The recovery rate stands at 98.2 percent, informed the Ministry.

Currently, there are 5,775 active cases of Covid-19 in the country. Among them, 5,565 are being treated in home isolation, 210 in institutional isolation, 63 in ICU, and eight on ventilators.