Nepal on Thursday reported 171 new cases of coronavirus infection from across the country. With this, the nationwide infection count has advanced to 271,602.

Of the total cases, 59 are females while 112 are males.

In the last 24 hours, 78 cases surfaced in Kathmandu Valley. The capital hosts the highest number of active cases. Of the newly infected persons in the valley, 27 are females while 51 are males. There are 1,358 active coronavirus cases in Kathmandu while number of the same in Lalitpur is 51 and that in Bhaktapur is 16.

Likewise, 227 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, 267,292 individuals have recovered from the novel coronavirus infection. The recovery rate, as such, is 98.4 per cent.

Nepal's active Covid-19 case count currently stands at 2,277.

Meanwhile, two fatalities from the disease have taken the total death-toll to 2,033.

According to the health ministry, 3,878 PCR tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 2,085,573 PCR tests have been carried out in Nepal till date.

Currently, there are 92 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.

On Wednesday, Nepal's coronavirus case count reached 271,431 with 142 newly confirmed cases.

Globally, over 104 million people have contracted the virus till date while 2.2 million deaths have been reported.