With 1,688 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 619,635The Health Ministry reports 34 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army.
Nepal on Saturday reported 1,688 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the nationwide infection tally to 619,635.
Similarly, 713 people tested positive in a total of 4,686 antigen tests, according to the Health Ministry.
As of Saturday, 3,262,589 PCR and 138,313 antigen tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 7,010 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 34 Covid-19-related fatalities, which included the number of deaths managed by Nepal Army on different dates.
The countrywide death toll has now reached 8,675. The number of active cases stands at 57,618.
According to the ministry, 553,342 infected people have recovered from the disease so far; 3,660 of them in the last 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 337 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of these, 201 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 92 in Lalitpur and 44 in Bhaktapur.
In the past 24 hours, 370 new infections were recorded in Province 1, 118 in Province 2, 659 in Bagmati, 419 in Gandaki, 69 in Lumbini, 25 in Karnali and 28 in Sudurpaschim.
According to the data released by the ministry, 41 districts are home to more than 500 active cases each and other 17 districts host more than 200 active cases each.
On Saturday, 874 individuals infected with the virus were being treated in intensive care units across the country. Another 258—47 in Province 1, two in Province 2, 162 in Bagmati, 19 in Gandaki, 20 in Lumbini, two in Karnali and six in Sudurpaschim—were on ventilator support.
Nepal on Friday reported 1,963 new cases and 44 Covid-19 related deaths. Similarly, 1,768 new cases and 39 Covid-19 related deaths were reported on Thursday and 2,014 new cases and 52 Covid-19 related deaths were recorded on WednesdayTrack all Covid-19 cases in Nepal here.