KATHMANDU, MAY 05
Breaking it's earlier record of 55 deaths as reported on May 4, Nepal on Wednesday reported 58 deaths from across the country, as per the Health Ministry's latest update.
Likewise, the Covid caseload reached 359,610 as the country surpassed its previous intraday case record, registering over 8000 infections for the first time since Jan 24, when information on the first ever case was officially released.
Nepal set a daily record for new cases for the fourth straight day after PCR tests confirmed 8,605 covid positives while 54 tested positive in Antigen tests conducted in the past 24 hours. As such, total infections from both RT-PCR and antigen tests added up to 8,659 today.
With the latest additions, the country wide Covid-19 mortality toll stands at 3,475.
Both new infections and deaths have risen after Nepal logged Covid-19 cases in four digits on April 18.
According to the health ministry, 21,372 total tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, of which 20,756 were PCR tests while 616 were antigen tests. With this, a total of 2,558,051 PCR tests have been carried out in Nepal till date.
Likewise, 1,993 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, 289,783 individuals have recovered from the novel coronavirus infection. The recovery rate from the disease declines to 80.6 per cent.
Nepal's active Covid-19 case count currently stands at 66,352.
Currently, there are 381 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.
On Tuesday, Nepal's coronavirus case count reached 351,005 with 7,587 newly confirmed cases.
Globally, over 155 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus while 3.2 million people have lost their lives to the disease.
Likewise, over 132 million people have recovered while more than 19 million cases are still active.