Nepal's coronavirus caseload reached 652,859 on Friday with 1,479 more people testing positive for the infection in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the total coronavirus recoveries stand at 616,929 with 1,316 discharges logged today.

On the other hand, the countrywide Covid-19 mortality toll shifted to 9,340 with 20 more fatalities.

As per the latest data provided by the health ministry, 11,313 total tests were conducted in the last 24 hours of which 6,657 were PCR tests while 4,656 were antigen tests. With this, a total of 3,403,410 PCR tests have been carried out till date.

Similarly, antigen tests have confirmed 760 positive cases in the past 24 hours. The total number of single-day infections from both the RT-PCR and antigen tests amount to 2,239.

Nepal's Covid-19 recovery rate stands at 94.5 %, while the fatality rate stands at 1.5%.

The country's active Covid-19 case count currently is 26,590 with daily recoveries exceeding daily infections.

The capital recorded as many as 261 infections today while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur recorded 74 and 45 respectively.

So far, a total of 3,576,315 people have received coronavirus vaccine across the country, of which 2,611,807 have received the first dose while only 964,508 individuals have been inoculated with both the doses and are fully vaccinated.

Currently, there are 305 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.

On Thursday, Nepal's coronavirus case count had reached 651,380 with 1,218 more people testing positive for the infection.

Globally, over 186 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus while 4 million people have lost their lives to the disease.

Likewise, over 170 million people have recovered while more than 11 million cases are still active.