139 Covid-19 fatalities recorded today. With the latest additions, countrywide mortality toll stands at 3,859.
KATHMANDU, MAY 10
Nepal's Covid-19 tally crossed the 400,000 mark and reached 403,794 on Monday with the addition of 9,127 fresh cases, the Health Ministry said.
Meanwhile, antigen tests confirmed 144 positive cases in the past 24 hours. As such, total infections from both the RT-PCR and antigen tests added up to 9,271 today.
As many as 139 Covid-19 fatalities were recorded today. With the latest additions, the countrywide Covid-19 mortality toll stands at 3,859.
The capital city recorded 2,775 infections, Lalitpur 505 cases, and Bhaktapur 327 cases today, taking the valley's total 24-hour figure to 3,607.
Both new infections and deaths have risen sharply after Nepal logged Covid-19 cases in four digits on April 18.
According to the health ministry, 18,411 total tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, of which 17,623 were PCR tests while 788 were antigen tests. With this, a total of 2,652,130 PCR tests have been carried out in Nepal till date.
Likewise, 4,007 people who were earlier infected with the virus have been discharged in the past 24 hours as per the latest data provided by the health ministry. As of today, 306,794 individuals have recovered from the novel coronavirus infection. The recovery rate from the disease declines to 76 per cent.
Nepal's active Covid-19 case count currently stands at 93,141.
Currently, there are 427 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.
On Sunday, Nepal's coronavirus case count reached 394,667 with 8,777 newly confirmed cases.
Globally, over 158 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus while 3.3 million people have lost their lives to the disease. Likewise, over 136 million people have recovered while more than 19 million cases are still active.