Kathmandu Valley witnessed a record high coronavirus infection count with new cases exceeding 4,000 on Friday.

The capital city recorded 3,089 infections, Lalitpur 643 cases, and Bhaktapur 374 cases today, taking the valley's total 24-hour figure to 4,106.

This is 45.51 per cent of the total cases observed today. There were as many as 9,023 infections recorded today across the country.

Kathmandu district has the highest number of infections logged today. Second in line is Rupandehi with 730 infections logged in last 24 hours, while Lalitpur stands third.

Total active cases in Kathmandu is 25,940 as of today, that in Lalitpur is 5,429, and in Bhaktapur is 3,252. Kathmandu has recorded 139,556 total infections until today. The same in Lalitpur is 23,296 and in Bhaktapur is 13,245.

The valley recorded as many as 10 Covid-related fatalities today -- six in Kathmandu, two in Lalitpur, and two in Bhaktapur. As such the total deaths in Kathmandu till date is 814, that in Lalitpur is 232, and in Bhaktapur is 168.

Country itself recorded 50 Covid-related fatalities today, which totals to 3,579 deaths till date. The death rate (total deaths by total positive cases) as of today is 0.94 per cent.

As many as 22 districts hold active cases above 500 -- Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Dhanusha, Parsa, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Kavrepanlanchowk, Makawanpur, Dhading, Nuwakot, Kaski, Dang, Banke, Rupandehi, Palpa, Bardiya, Kapilvastu, Surkhet and Kailali.

21 districts hold active cases above 200. They are Bara, Rautahat, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Siraha, Sindhupalchowk, Sindhuli, Gorkha, Nawalparasi (East), Tanahun, Myagdi, Syangja, Nawalparasi (West), Arghakhanchi, Gulmi, Dailekh, Kanchanpur, Baitadi, Dadheldhura, Doti and Achham.