409 new Covid-19 cases registered on Wednesday; nationwide tally hits 263,193

KATHMANDU: Nepal on Wednesday reported 409 new cases of coronavirus infection from across the country. With this, the nationwide infection count has advanced to 263,193.

Of the total cases, 144 are females while 265 are males.

In the last 24 hours, 184 cases surfaced in Kathmandu valley. The capital hosts the highest number of active cases.

Likewise, 495 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, 256,161 individuals have recovered from the novel coronavirus infection. The recovery rate, as such, is 97.3 per cent.

Nepal’s active Covid-19 case count currently stands at 5,133.

Meanwhile, six more fatalities from the disease have taken the total death-toll to 1,899.

According to the health ministry, 6,706 PCR tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 1,964,160 PCR tests have been carried out in Nepal till date.

Currently, there are 342 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.

On Tuesday, Nepal’s coronavirus case count reached 262,784 with 522 newly confirmed cases.

Globally, over 86.5 million people have contracted the virus till date while 1.85 million deaths have been reported. Meanwhile, over 61 million people have recovered from the disease while around 23 million cases are still active.