The capital city recorded 1,988 infections, Lalitpur 270 cases, and Bhaktapur 228 cases today, taking the valley's total 24-hour figure to 2,486
KATHMANDU, MAY 19
As many as 246 Covid-19 patients succumbed to the disease in the past 24 hours in Nepal, following which death toll from the respiratory contagion has reached 5,657.
On Wednesday, 8,064 more people contracted the novel coronavirus infection taking the nationwide tally to 480,418.
Meanwhile, 7,989 people were discharged after treatment leading the total active cases to 114,358.
Antigen tests confirmed 109 positive cases in the past 24 hours. As such, total infections from both RT-PCR and antigen tests added up to 8,173.
The capital city recorded 1,988 infections, Lalitpur 270 cases, and Bhaktapur 228 cases today, taking the valley's total 24-hour figure to 2,486.
According to the health ministry, 21,847 total tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, of which 21,139 were PCR tests while 708 were antigen tests. With this, a total of 2,834,098 PCR tests have been carried out in Nepal till date.
As of today, 360,403 individuals have recovered from the novel coronavirus infection. The recovery rate from the disease stands at 75 per cent.
Currently, there are 854 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.
On Tuesday, Nepal's coronavirus case count reached 472,354 with 8,136 newly confirmed cases.
Globally, over 164 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus while 3.4 million people have lost their lives to the disease. Likewise, over 143 million people have recovered while more than 17 million cases are still active.