403 new Covid-19 cases registered on Thursday; nationwide tally hits 266,546

KATHMANDU: Nepal on Thursday reported 403 new cases of coronavirus infection from across the country. With this, the nationwide infection count has advanced to 266,546.

Of the total cases,161 are females while 242 are males.

Likewise, 405 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, 260,177individuals have recovered from the novel coronavirus infection. The recovery rate, as such, is 97.6 per cent.

Nepal’s active Covid-19 case count currently stands at 4,426.

Meanwhile, six more fatalities from the disease have taken the total death toll to 1,943.

According to the health ministry, 5,032 PCR tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 2,002,041 PCR tests have been carried out in Nepal till date.

Currently, there are 231 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.

Globally, more than 92 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus while over 1.98 million people have lost their lives to Covid-19. Likewise, over 66 million people have recovered from the disease and nearly 24 million cases are still active.

On Wednesday, Nepal’s coronavirus case count reached 266,143 with 445 newly confirmed cases.