Nepal on Friday reported 157 new cases of coronavirus infection from across the country. With this, the nationwide infection count has advanced to 270,745.

Of the total cases, 59 are females while 98 are males.

In the last 24 hours, 82 cases surfaced in Kathmandu valley. The capital hosts the highest number of active cases.

Likewise, 333 people who were earlier infected with the virus are reported to have recovered in the past 24 hours as per the latest data provided by health ministry. As of today, 265,698 individuals have recovered from the novel coronavirus infection. The recovery rate, as such, is 98.1 per cent.

Nepal's active Covid-19 case count currently stands at 3,022.

Meanwhile, five more fatalities from the disease have taken the total death-toll to 2,025.

According to the health ministry, 3,221 PCR tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 2,064,081 PCR tests have been carried out in Nepal till date.

Currently, there are 111 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.

On Thursday, Nepal's coronavirus case count reached 270,588 with 213 newly confirmed cases.

Globally, over 102 million people have contracted the virus till date while 2.2 million deaths have been reported. Likewise, over 73 million people have recovered from Covid-19 while over 25 million cases are still active.