Death-toll tops 8500


Nepal's coronavirus caseload reached 612,202 on Tuesday with 1,681 more people testing positive for the infection in the past 24 hours.

The highest single-day total logged in Nepal was on May 11, where 9317 infections were logged.

Meanwhile, the total coronavirus recoveries stand at 540,439 with 4,187 discharges recorded today.

In the past 24 hours, 41 more Covid-related fatalities were logged, taking the total death toll to 8,506.

As per the latest data provided by the health ministry, 13,290 total tests were conducted in the last 24 hours of which 7,449 were PCR tests while 5,841 were antigen tests. With this, a total of 3,231,612 PCR tests have been carried out till date.

Similarly, antigen tests have confirmed 1,064 positive cases in the past 24 hours. The total number of single-day infections from both the RT-PCR and antigen tests add up to 2,745.

Nepal's Covid-19 recovery rate stands at 88.3 % on Tuesday, while, on the other hand the fatality rate stands at 1.6 %.

The country's active Covid-19 case count has dropped to 63,257 with daily recoveries exceeding daily infections.

In the same time frame, 455 infections were reported in the capital city while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur reported 74 and 16 cases respectively.

There are 515 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.

So far, a total of 3,129,621 people have received coronavirus vaccine across the country, of which 2,438,127 have received the first dose while only 691,494 individuals have been inoculated with both the doses and are fully vaccinated.

On Monday, Nepal's coronavirus case count had reached 610,521 with 2,049 more people testing positive for the infection.

Globally, over 177 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus while 3.8 million people have lost their lives to the disease.

Likewise, over 160 million people have recovered while more than 11 million cases are still active.