KATHMANDU: Nepal on Tuesday reported 522 new cases of coronavirus infection from across the country. With this, the nationwide infection count has advanced to 262,784.

Of the total cases,184 are females while 338 are males.

In the last 24 hours, 232 cases surfaced in Kathmandu valley. The capital hosts the highest number of active cases.

Likewise, 578 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, 255,666 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 5,225.

Meanwhile, eight more fatalities from the disease have taken the total death-toll to 1,893.

According to the health ministry, 4,551 PCR tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 1,957,454 PCR tests have been carried out in Nepal till date.

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

On Monday, Nepal’s coronavirus case count reached 262,262 with 403 newly confirmed cases.

Globally, over 85 million people have contracted the virus till date while 1.8 million deaths have been reported. Meanwhile, over 60 million people have recovered from the disease while nearly 23 million cases are still active.