18 fatalities, 2020 discharges logged


Nepal reported 1,981 fresh Covid cases on Sunday, while 587 people were detected to have been infected through antigen test, adding up to a total of 2,568 single day infections.

Following this, the coronavirus caseload has reached 697,370, as per the Ministry of Health and Population's records.

Meanwhile, the total coronavirus recoveries stand at 656,197 with 2,020 discharges logged today.

On the other hand, the countrywide Covid-19 mortality toll increased to 9,875 with 18 more fatalities.

As per the latest data provided by the health ministry, 12,636 total tests were conducted in the last 24 hours of which 8,402 were PCR tests while 4,234 were antigen tests. With this, a total of 3,611,867 PCR tests have been carried out till date.

Nepal's Covid-19 recovery rate stands at 94.1 %, while the fatality rate stands at 1.5%.

The country's active Covid-19 case count currently is 31,298 as opposed to 31,355 on Saturday.

As many as 594 infections surfaced in the capital today while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur recorded 166 and 91 respectively.

So far, a total of 5,847,759 people has received coronavirus vaccine across the country, of which 4,034,288 have received the first dose while only 1,813,471 individuals have been inoculated with both the doses and are fully vaccinated.

Currently, there are 375 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.

On Saturday, Nepal's coronavirus case count had reached 695,389 with 2,280 more people testing positive for the infection.

Globally, over 198 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus while 4.2 million people have lost their lives to the disease.

Likewise, over 179 million people have recovered while more than 15 million cases are still active.