Active caseload climbs to 28,836


Nepal's coronavirus caseload reached 685,673 on Tuesday with 2,726 more people testing positive for the infection in the past 24 hours.

This is the highest reported number of single-day cases since June 10 where 2874 infections had surfaced.

Meanwhile, the total coronavirus recoveries stand at 647,079 with 1,778 discharges logged today.

On the other hand, the countrywide Covid-19 mortality toll increased to 9,758 with 20 more fatalities.

As per the latest data provided by the health ministry, 17,518 total tests were conducted in the last 24 hours of which 12,655 were PCR tests while 4,863 were antigen tests. With this, a total of 3,563,978 PCR tests have been carried out till date.

Similarly, antigen tests have confirmed 1,173 positive cases in the past 24 hours. The total number of single-day infections from both the RT-PCR and antigen tests amount to 3,899.

Nepal's Covid-19 recovery rate stands at 94.4 %, while the fatality rate stands at 1.5%.

The country's active Covid-19 case count currently is 28,836.

The capital recorded as many as 475 infections today while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur recorded 167 and 132 respectively.

So far, a total of 4,828,570 people has received coronavirus vaccine across the country, of which 3,405,154 have received the first dose while only 1,423,416 individuals have been inoculated with both the doses and are fully vaccinated.

Currently, there are 356 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.

On Monday, Nepal's coronavirus case count had reached 682,947 with 2,391 more people testing positive for the infection.

Globally, over 195 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus while 4.1 million people have lost their lives to the disease.

Likewise, over 177 million people have recovered while more than 13 million cases are still active.