270 new cases take nationwide Covid-19 tally to 269,450

KATHMANDU: Nepal on Sunday reported 270 new cases of coronavirus infection from across the country. With this, the nationwide infection count has advanced to 269,450.

In the last 24 hours, 133 cases surfaced in Kathmandu valley. The capital hosts the highest number of active cases.

Likewise, 403 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, 264,137 individuals have recovered from the novel coronavirus infection. The recovery rate, as such, is 98 per cent.

Nepal’s active Covid-19 case count currently stands at 3,312.

Meanwhile, seven more fatalities from the disease have taken the total death-toll to 2,001.

According to the health ministry, 4,413 PCR tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 2,043,255 PCR tests have been carried out in Nepal till date.

Currently, there are 145 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.

Globally, over 98.5 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus while 2.1 million people have lost their lives to Covid-19. Likewise, over 70.5 million people have recovered from the disease and over 25 million cases are still active.

On Saturday, Nepal’s coronavirus case count reached 269,180 with 232 newly confirmed cases.