Of 9438 PCR tests conducted in past 24 hours, 2049 test positive


Nepal's coronavirus caseload reached 610,521 on Monday with 2,049 more people testing positive for the infection as against 9439 RT-PCR tests conducted in 24 hours.

The highest single-day total logged in Nepal was on May 11, where 9317 infections were logged.

Meanwhile, the total coronavirus recoveries stand at 536,252 with 5,147 discharges recorded today.

In the past 24 hours, 53 more Covid-related fatalities were logged, taking the total death toll to 8,465.

As per the latest data provided by the health ministry, 14,819 total tests were conducted in the last 24 hours of which 9,438 were PCR tests while 5,381 were antigen tests. With this, a total of 3,224,163 PCR tests have been carried out till date.

Similarly, antigen tests have confirmed 869 positive cases in the past 24 hours. The total number of single-day infections from both the RT-PCR and antigen tests add up to 2,918.

Nepal's Covid-19 recovery rate climbed to 87.8 % on Monday, as compared to 87.3 % on Sunday. On the other hand the fatality rate stands at 1.6 %.

The country's active Covid-19 case count has dropped to 65,804 with daily recoveries exceeding daily infections.

In the same time frame, 396 infections were reported in the capital city while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur reported 145 and 66 cases respectively.

There are 531 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.

So far, a total of 3,113,870 people have received coronavirus vaccine across the country, of which 2,422,376 have received the first dose while only 691,494 individuals have been inoculated with both the doses and are fully vaccinated.

On Sunday, Nepal's coronavirus case count reached 608,472 with 1,694 more people testing positive for the infection.

Globally, over 176 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus while 3.8 million people have lost their lives to the disease.

Likewise, over 160 million people have recovered while more than 12 million cases are still active.