Kathmandu- The recovery rate of COVID-19 has gradually decreased in Nepal by around 10 percent, compared to the average rate around the world.
The recovery rate of COVID-19 in Nepal is at 58.3 percent while the global average is 68.1 percent, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health and Population.
According to Joint-Spokesperson at the Ministry, Dr. Sameer Kumar Adhikari, the statistics are not fully accurate. “We have not been able to collect data from all places. The recovery rate is seen less due to problems in the collection of data of the recovered people every day, though the number of people recovered from the coronavirus infection is high.”
Adhikari stated that the recovery rate will be higher once data is collected from more areas in Nepal. Globally, more than 23.49 million people have been infected with the coronavirus and 15.935 million people have returned home after recovering. A total of 809,986 people in the world have succumbed to the virus. The COVID-19 mortality rate is at 3.5 percent.
So far, 31,935 people have tested positive from the PCR tests of 600,444 people in Nepal. Of them, 18,631 have returned home after recovery. As of Sunday, a total of 149 people have lost their lives from coronavirus. A total of 11,414 people are still in quarantine and 13,155 in isolation.