The nationwide death-toll has reached 3,211 with 17 Covid-related fatalities reported today


Nepal on Wednesday reported 4,774 new cases of the coronavirus infection from across the country. With this, the nationwide infection count has reached 312,699.

Of the newly infected, 1,949 are females and 2,825 are males.

Meanwhile, antigen tests confirmed 123 positives in the past 24 hours. As such, total infections from both RT-PCR and antigen tests added up to 4,897 today.

Of the total cases that surfaced in the last 24 hours, Kathmandu district holds the highest number of new infections -- 1,464. Lalitpur reported 351 cases whereas 232 new cases were reported from Bhaktapur.

Likewise, 773 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, 279,279 individuals have recovered from the novel coronavirus infection. The recovery rate from the disease stands at 89.3 per cent.

Nepal's active Covid-19 case count currently stands at 30,209.

The nationwide death-toll has reached 3,211 with 17 Covid-related fatalities reported today.

According to the health ministry, 14,834 total tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, of which 13,879 were PCR tests while 955 were antigen tests. With this, a total of 2,445,968 PCR tests have been carried out in Nepal till date.

Currently, there are 54 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.

On Tuesday, Nepal's coronavirus case count reached 307,925 with 4,364 newly confirmed cases.

Globally, over 149 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus while 3.1 million people have lost their lives to the disease. Likewise, over 127 million people have recovered while more than 19 million cases are still active.