348 new Covid-19 cases registered on Tuesday; nationwide tally hits 267,992

KATHMANDU: Nepal on Tuesday reported 348 new cases of coronavirus infection from across the country. With this, the nationwide infection count has advanced to 267,992.

Of the total cases, 129 are females while 219 are males.

In the last 24 hours, 218 cases surfaced in Kathmandu valley. The capital hosts the highest number of active cases.

Likewise, 441 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, 262,259 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 3,764.

Meanwhile, four more fatalities from the disease have taken the total death-toll to 1,969.

According to the health ministry, 4,956 PCR tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 2,021,714 PCR tests have been carried out in Nepal till date.

Currently, there are 190  individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.

Globally, nearly 96 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus while 2.04 million people have lost their lives to Covid-19. Likewise, over 68 million people have recovered from the disease and over 25 million cases are still active.

On Monday, Nepal’s coronavirus case count reached 267,644 with 322 newly confirmed cases.