KATHMANDU: Health Ministry on Tuesday confirmed 90 new cases of coronavirus infection which has taken the Covid-19 case tally to 772 in the country.

This is the highest single-day total recorded in Nepal, so far.

The new infections were detected through tests carried out at the National Public Health Laboratory in Kathmandu, Bheri Hospital in Nepalgunj, Provincial Laboratory in Rupandehi, Seti Provincial Hospital in Dhangadhi, Provincial Hospital and Regional Veterinary Laboratory in Surkhet, Rapti Academy of Health Sciences in Dang, and in Pokhara.

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Of the infected, 26 cases hail from Kapilvastu, 22 from Rautahat and 12 from Surkhet. Likewise, eight cases from Banke, five from Siraha, three from Bara, two each from Mahottari, Arghakhanchi, Gulmi and Syangja, one each from Dhanusha, Rupandehi, Kailali and Achham have been reported.

Additionally, two people from Jumla, working in Bara, have also tested positive for the novel coronavirus infection.

Details of the infected persons: 

DistrictNumber of casesAge-GroupSex
Kapilvastu262 to 551 Female; 25 Males
Rautahat224 to 481 Female; 21 Males
Surkhet129 to 491 Female; 11 Males
Banke820 to 46Males
Siraha518 to 29Males
Bara319 to 35Males
Jumla (currently in Bara)235 and 36Males
Mahottari230 and 35Males
Arghakhanchi219 and 43Males
Gulmi2UndisclosedMales
Syangja220 and 29Males
Dhanusha122Male
Rupandehi122Male
Kailali1UndisclosedMale
Achham1UndisclosedMale

All the infected persons are reported to be in a normal condition and are in touch with health workers.

As of today, 46 districts have witnessed the transmission of Covid-19. As many as 86 cases have been detected in seven districts of Province 1, 268 cases have been seen in eight districts of Province 2, and 38 cases in 11 districts of Bagmati Province.

Likewise, seven cases have been reported in four districts of Gandaki Province, 331 cases in eight districts of Province 5, 25 cases in three districts of Karnali Province, and 17 cases in five districts of Sudurpaschim Province.