KATHMANDU: Nepal on Wednesday reported 445 new cases of coronavirus infection from across the country. With this, the nationwide infection count has advanced to 266,143.

Of the total cases,184 are females while 261 are males.

In the last 24 hours, 246 cases surfaced in Kathmandu valley. The capital hosts the highest number of active cases.

Likewise, 414 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, 259,772 individuals 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 4,434.

Meanwhile, five more fatalities from the disease have taken the total death-toll to 1,937.

According to the health ministry, 4,154 PCR tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 1,997,009 PCR tests have been carried out in Nepal till date.

Currently, there are 237 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.

Globally, more than 91 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus while over 1.95 million people have lost their lives to Covid-19. Likewise, over 65 million people have recovered from the disease and nearly 24 million cases are still active.

On Tuesday, Nepal’s coronavirus case count reached 265,698 with 430 newly confirmed cases.