Nepal's coronavirus caseload reached 619,635 on Saturday with 1,688 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 553,342 with 3,660 discharges recorded today.

In the past 24 hours, 34 more Covid-related fatalities were logged, taking the total death toll to 8,675.

As per the latest data provided by the health ministry, 11,696 total tests were conducted in the last 24 hours of which 7,010 were PCR tests while 4,686 were antigen tests. With this, a total of 3,262,589 PCR tests have been carried out till date.

Similarly, antigen tests have confirmed 713 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 2,401.

Nepal's Covid-19 recovery rate stands at 89.3 %, while on the other hand the fatality rate stands at 1.6 %.

The country's active Covid-19 case count has dropped to 57,618 with daily recoveries exceeding daily infections.

In the same time frame, 201 infections were reported in the capital city while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur reported 92 and 44 cases respectively.

So far, a total of 3,231,849 people have received coronavirus vaccine across the country, of which 2,500,196 have received the first dose while only 731,653 individuals have been inoculated with both the doses and are fully vaccinated.

On Friday, Nepal's coronavirus case count had reached 617,947 with 1,963 more people testing positive for the infection.

Globally, over 178 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus while 3.8 million people have lost their lives to the disease.

Likewise, over 163 million people have recovered while more than 11 million cases are still active.