2744 infections detected in Kathmandu, deaths logged


For the first time since the first Covid-19 case appeared in the country on January 24, 2020 Nepal on Sunday reported over 7000 infections breaking its past record of 5743 cases reported on a single day on October 21, 2020.

As many as 7137 infections by means of PCR tests and 74 from antigen tests were confirmed here in the last 24 hours. As such, total infections from both RT-PCR and antigen tests added up to 7,211 today. This is also the first time that Nepal has seen such a huge single day jump, by close to 2000 cases.

With this, the total nationwide infection count has advanced to 336,030.

Of the newly infected, 2,864 are females and 4,273 are males.

The death toll from the infection has reached 3,325 with as many as 27 Covid-related fatalities recorded today.

According to the health ministry, 16,770 total tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, of which 16,147 were PCR tests while 623 were antigen tests. With this, a total of 2,504,476 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 2,744 cases. Lalitpur reported 550 cases whereas 301 new cases were reported from Bhaktapur.

Likewise, 1,612 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, 283,994 individuals have recovered from the novel coronavirus infection. The recovery rate from the disease declines to 84.5 per cent.

Nepal's active Covid-19 case count currently stands at 48,711.

Currently, there are 67 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.

On Saturday, Nepal's coronavirus case count reached 328,893 with 5,706 newly confirmed cases.

Globally, over 152 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus while 3.2 million people have lost their lives to the disease.

Likewise, over 130 million people have recovered while more than 19 million cases are still active.