The nationwide death-toll has reached 3,176 with 12 Covid-related fatalities reported today


On Monday, Nepal logged 3442 new cases of coronavirus infections from across the country, topping over 3000 intraday cases two days in a row.

The total countrywide infection count after this update stands at 303,561.

Of the newly infected, 1,333 are females and 2,109 are males.

Meanwhile, antigen tests confirmed 114 positives in the past 24 hours. As such, total infections from both RT-PCR and antigen tests added up to 3,556 today.

Of the total cases that surfaced in the last 24 hours, Kathmandu district holds the highest number of new infections -- 1,567 cases. Lalitpur reported 223 cases whereas 122 new cases were reported from Bhaktapur.

Likewise, 378 people who were earlier infected with the virus are reported to have recovered in the past 24 hours as per the latest data provided by health ministry.

As of today, 277,951 individuals have recovered from the novel coronavirus infection. The recovery rate from the disease stands at 91.5 per cent.

Nepal's active Covid-19 case count currently stands at 22,434.

The nationwide death-toll has reached 3,176 with 12 Covid-related fatalities reported today.

According to the health ministry, 13,293 total tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, of which 12,400 were PCR tests while 893 were antigen tests. With this, a total of 2,417,417 PCR tests have been carried out in Nepal till date.

Currently, there are 65 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.

On Sunday, Nepal's coronavirus case count reached 300,119 with 3,032 newly confirmed cases.

Globally, over 147 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus while 3 million people have lost their lives to the disease.

Likewise, over 125 million people have recovered while more than 19 million cases are still active.