With 3,540 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 585,100The Health Ministry reports 68 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army.
Nepal on Saturday reported 3,540 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the nationwide infection tally to 585,100.
Similarly, 1,502 people tested positive in a total of 5,343 antigen tests, according to the Health Ministry.
As of Saturday, 3,132,591 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 11,471 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry.
In its regular situation report, the ministry did not mention the death toll over the past 24 hours. It, however, reported 68 Covid-19-related fatalities, which included the number of deaths managed by Nepal Army on different dates.
The countrywide death toll has now reached 7,799.
According to the ministry, 484,373 infected people have recovered from the disease so far; 8,243 of them in the last 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 937 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of these, 723 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 141 in Lalitpur and 73 in Bhaktapur.
In the past 24 hours, 739 new infections were recorded in Province 1, 344 in Province 2, 1,338 in Bagmati, 292 in Gandaki, 381 in Lumbini, 246 in Karnali and 200 in Sudurpaschim.
According to the data released by the ministry, 46 districts are home to more than 500 active cases each and other 14 districts host more than 200 active cases each.
On Saturday, 1,451 individuals infected with the virus were being treated in intensive care units across the country. Another 384—52 in Province 1, 23 in Province 2, 243 in Bagmati, 28 in Gandaki, 23 in Lumbini, six in Karnali and nine in Sudurpaschim—were on ventilator support.
Nepal on Friday 4,624 new cases and 101 Covid-19 related deaths. Similarly, 5,825 new cases and 75 Covid-19 related deaths were reported on Thursday and 4,524 new cases and 101 Covid-19 related deaths were recorded on Wednesday.Track all Covid-19 cases in Nepal here.