KATHMANDU, AUGUST 16
Nepal's coronavirus caseload reached 737,294 on Tuesday with 2,456 more people testing positive for the infection in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the total coronavirus recoveries stand at 687,069 with 1,929 discharges logged today.
On the other hand, the countrywide Covid-19 mortality toll increased to 10,354 with 27 more fatalities.
As per the latest data provided by the health ministry, 17,689 total tests were conducted in the last 24 hours of which 11,565 were PCR tests while 6,124 were antigen tests. With this, a total of 3,779,230 PCR tests have been carried out till date.
Similarly, antigen tests have confirmed 818 positive cases in the past 24 hours. The total number of single-day infections from both the RT-PCR and antigen tests amount to 3,274.
Nepal's Covid-19 recovery rate stands at 93.2%, while the fatality rate stands at 1.5%. The country's active Covid-19 case count currently is 39,871.
So far, a total of 8,351,526 people has received coronavirus vaccine across the country, of which 4,764,856 have received the first dose while only 3,586,673 individuals have been inoculated with both the doses and are fully vaccinated.
In the same time frame, 673 infections were reported in the capital city while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur reported 219 and 141 cases respectively.
Currently, there are 415 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.
On Monday, Nepal had reported 2566 new coronavirus cases, and 35 fatalities.