50 deaths logged, Valley hits highest accumulated intraday count


The Covid-19 caseload reached 377,603 as the country surpassed its previous intraday case record, registering over 9,000 infections. Nepal set a daily record for new cases for the sixth day straight after PCR tests confirmed 9,023 Covid positives while 173 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 9,196 today. With the latest additions, the countrywide Covid-19 mortality toll stands at 3,579 with 50 fatalities recorded today.

Of the total new cases in the country, Kathmandu district reported 3,089 infections while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur registered 643 and 374 infections respectively. 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, 20,482 total tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, of which 19,987 were PCR tests while 495 were antigen tests. With this, a total of 2,598,405 PCR tests have been carried out in Nepal till date.

Likewise, 2,905 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, 295,395 individuals have recovered from the novel coronavirus infection. The recovery rate from the disease declines to 78.2 per cent.

Nepal's active Covid-19 case count currently stands at 78,629.

Currently, there are 380 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.

On Thursday, Nepal's coronavirus case count reached 368,580 with 8,970 newly confirmed cases.

Globally, over 156 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus while 3.2 million people have lost their lives to the disease. Likewise, over 134 million people have recovered while more than 19 million cases are still active.