With 2,006 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 664,576The Health Ministry reports 43 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army.
Nepal on Friday reported 2,006 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the nationwide infection tally to 664,576.
Similarly, 930 people tested positive in a total of 4,569 antigen tests, according to the Health Ministry.
As of Friday, 3,456,199 PCR and 256,623 antigen tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 9,613 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 43 Covid-19-related fatalities, which included the number of deaths managed by Nepal Army on different dates.
The countrywide death toll has now reached 9,506. The number of active cases stands at 26,827.
According to the ministry, 628,243 infected people have recovered from the disease so far; 1,775 of them in the last 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 541 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of these, 343 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 136 in Lalitpur and 62 in Bhaktapur.
In the past 24 hours, 753 new infections were recorded in Province 1, 57 in Province 2, 740 in Bagmati, 218 in Gandaki, 103 in Lumbini, 51 in Karnali and 84 in Sudurpaschim.
According to the data released by the ministry, nine districts are home to more than 500 active cases each and 25 other districts host more than 200 active cases each.
On Friday, 578 individuals infected with the virus were being treated in intensive care units across the country. Another 174—50 in Province 1, 103 in Bagmati, seven in Gandaki, nine in Lumbini, two in Karnali and three in Sudurpaschim—were on ventilator support.
Nepal on Thursday reported 1,782 new coronavirus cases and 43 deaths. Similarly, 2,010 new coronavirus cases and 18 deaths were recorded on Wednesday and 1,639 new coronavirus cases and 12 deaths were reported on Tuesday.Track all Covid-19 cases in Nepal here.