Nepal on Friday reported 179 new cases of coronavirus infection from across the country. With this, the nationwide infection count has advanced to 277,640.

In the last 24 hours, 78 cases have surfaced in Kathmandu district which is the highest number of cases among the districts.

Likewise, 111 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, 272,962 individuals have recovered from the novel coronavirus infection. The recovery rate, as such, is 98.3 per cent.

Nepal's active Covid-19 case count currently stands at 1647.

The nationwide death-toll remains 3031 with no Covid-related fatality reported today.

According to the health ministry, 3565 PCR tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 22,79,105 PCR tests have been carried out in Nepal till date.

Currently, there are 61 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.

On Wednesday, Nepal's coronavirus case count reached 277,461 with 152 newly confirmed cases.

Globally, over 130 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus while 2.8 million people have lost their lives to Covid-19.

Likewise, over 104 million people have recovered from the disease while more than 22 million cases are still active.