318 new Covid-19 cases registered on Wednesday; nationwide tally hits 268,310

KATHMANDU: Nepal on Wednesday reported 318 new cases of coronavirus infection from across the country. With this, the nationwide infection count has advanced to 268,310.

Of the total cases, 112 are females while 206 are males.

In the last 24 hours, 145 cases surfaced in Kathmandu valley. The capital hosts the highest number of active cases.

Likewise, 383 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, 262,642 individuals have recovered from the novel coronavirus infection. The recovery rate, as such, is 97.9 per cent.

Nepal’s active Covid-19 case count currently stands at 3,693.

Meanwhile, six more fatalities from the disease have taken the total death-toll to 1,975.

According to the health ministry, 5,012 PCR tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 2,026,726 PCR tests have been carried out in Nepal till date.

Currently, there are 172 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.

Globally, more than 96.2 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus while 2.06 million people have lost their lives to Covid-19. Likewise, over 68 million people have recovered from the disease and around 25 million cases are still active.

On Tuesday, Nepal’s coronavirus case count reached 267,992 with 348 newly confirmed cases.