COVID-19: 16 dead, 1486 new cases in 24 hours


KATHMANDU: A total of 1,486 new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in the country in the past 24 hours. The new cases were confirmed through 16,539 samples tested including 1149 through RT-PCR and 337 through the antigen method, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.

With this, the number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 778312, including 315,147 i.e. 40.49 percent women and 463,164 i.e. 59.51 percent men.

Likewise, 1,260 recovered during the same period, taking the total number of recoveries to 740,717. The recovery rate stands at 95.2 percent.

Meanwhile, 16 people succumbed to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. With this, the death toll due to coronavirus has reached 10,965 in the country. The case fatality rate is 1.5 percent.

According to the Ministry, the total number of active cases stands at 26,630. Of them, 24,958 are in home-based isolation and 1,672 in institutional isolation including 475 in ICU while 134 are with ventilator support. Another 262 are in quarantine.

Also today, 91,830 people were vaccinated against COVID-19, taking the total number of people fully vaccinated to 5,198,193 while 5,833,938 people have received the first dose of their two-dose COVID-19 vaccine.