Nepal on Tuesday reported 171 new cases of coronavirus infection from across the country. With this, the nationwide infection count has advanced to 271,289.

Of the total cases, 71 are females while 100 are males.

In the last 24 hours, 65 cases surfaced in Kathmandu Valley. The capital hosts the highest number of active cases.

Likewise, 259 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, 266,859 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 2,400.

Meanwhile, one more fatality from the disease has taken the total death-toll to 2,030.

According to the health ministry, 2,946 PCR tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 2,078,098 PCR tests have been carried out in Nepal till date.

Currently, there are 95 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.

On Monday, Nepal's coronavirus case count reached 271,118 with 159 newly confirmed cases.

Globally, over 103 million people have contracted the virus till date while 2.24 million deaths have been reported.