Healthy Ministry updates 900 fresh cases -- 836 infections confirmed via PCR, 64 via Antigen test


Nepal on Friday reported 836 new cases of coronavirus infection from across the country. With this, the total nationwide infection count has advanced to 282,890.

Meanwhile, antigen tests confirmed 64 positives in the past 24 hours. As such, total infections from both the RT-PCR and antigen tests added up to 900 today.

Photo: Ministry of Health and Populaton
Photo: Ministry of Health and Populaton

Of the total cases that surfaced today, Kathmandu district holds the highest number of new infections -- 286 cases. Lalitpur reported 43 cases, whereas 19 new cases were reported from Bhaktapur.

Banke, with 133 new infections, has the second highest number of cases registered in 24 hours.

Likewise, 208 people who were earlier infected with the virus are reported to have recovered as per the latest data provided by health ministry.

As of today, 274,812 individuals have recovered from the novel coronavirus infection. The recovery rate from the disease stands at 97.1 per cent.

Nepal's active Covid-19 case count currently stands at 5,008.

The nationwide death-toll has reached 3,070 with four Covid-related fatalities reported today.

According to the health ministry, 6,158 total tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, of which 5,537 were PCR tests while 621 were antigen tests. With this, a total of 2,335,084 PCR tests have been carried out in Nepal till date.

Currently, there are 77 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.

On Thursday, Nepal's coronavirus case count reached 282,054, with 490 newly confirmed cases.

Globally, over 139 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus while 3 million people have lost their lives to the disease.

Likewise, over 118 million people have recovered while more than 17 million cases are still active.