Close to 4000 infections logged in the three districts of Kathmandu valley alone
KATHMANDU, MAY 04
Nepal set a daily record for new cases for the third straight day with 7,587 new cases on Tuesday. With this, the total nationwide infection count has advanced to 351,005.
Nepal first reported a record of over 7000 cases in a single day on May 02, Sunday. Breaking its past record of 7,137 cases reported Sunday, Nepal reported 7,388 cases of Covid-19 on May 03.
Meanwhile, antigen tests confirmed 73 positive cases in the past 24 hours. As such, total infections from both RT-PCR and antigen tests added up to 7,660 today.
As many as 55 people succumbed to Covid-19 in the past 24 hours after which Nepal's death count from the highly contagious infection has reached 3,417.
Both new infections and deaths have risen after Nepal logged Covid-19 cases in four digits on April 18.
According to the health ministry, 16,702 total tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, of which 16,131 were PCR tests while 571 were antigen tests. With this, a total of 2,537,295 PCR tests have been carried out in Nepal till date.
Of the total cases updated today, Kathmandu district holds the highest number of new infections with 2,779 cases. Lalitpur reported 601 cases whereas 513 new cases were reported from Bhaktapur.
Likewise, 1,775 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, 287,790 individuals have recovered from the novel coronavirus infection. The recovery rate from the disease declines to 82 per cent.
Nepal's active Covid-19 case count currently stands at 59,798.
Currently, there are 253 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.
On Monday, Nepal's coronavirus case count reached 343,418 with 7,388 newly confirmed cases.
Globally, over 154 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus while 3.2 million people have lost their lives to the disease.
Likewise, over 131 million people have recovered while more than 19 million cases are still active.