68 Covid casualties logged on Tuesday


Nepal's Covid-19 recovery rate climbed to 80.2% on Tuesday, as opposed to 79.7% on Monday, as 6898 people who had earlier contracted the disease recovered in the past 24 hours.

In the same period, 5285 new infections were confirmed after carrying out 17,147 PCR tests. Likewise, 800 positive cases were detected after conducting 3018 antigen tests taking the total infections from both the RT-PCR and antigen tests to 6,085.

The country has logged a total of 7,454 deaths since the initial outbreak in March last year. As many as 68 fatalities were reported today.

The Covid-19 caseload reached 566,587 and the total number of recoveries in the country as of today is 454,344.

In the same time frame, 1,060 infections were reported in the capital city while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur reported 283 and 215 cases respectively.

Nepal is witnessing a slow decline in the number of daily cases of late. The single daily cases rose as high as 9317 on May 11 and remained around 8-9000 for a significant amount of time. ​​​​A gradual decline in cases is being observed since May 26 where 6677 cases had surfaced as against the 8387 cases reported on May 25.

With fresh recoveries slightly more than the new infections of late, the active Covid-19 case count currently stands at 104,789.

There are 725 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.

According to the health ministry, 20,165 total tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, of which 17,147 were PCR tests while 3,018 were antigen tests. With this, a total of 3,074,571 PCR tests have been carried out in Nepal till date.

On Monday, Nepal's coronavirus case count reached 561,302 with 4,178 newly confirmed cases.

Globally, over 171 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus while 3.5 million people have lost their lives to the disease.

Likewise, over 153 million people have recovered while more than 14 million cases are still active.