With 1,310 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 665,886The Health Ministry reports 21 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army.
Nepal on Saturday reported 1,310 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the nationwide infection tally to 665,886.
Similarly, 565 people tested positive in a total of 3,208 antigen tests, according to the Health Ministry.
As of Saturday, 3,456,3057 PCR and 259,831 antigen tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 6,858 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 21 Covid-19-related fatalities, which included the number of deaths managed by Nepal Army on different dates.
The countrywide death toll has now reached 9,527. The number of active cases stands at 25,952.
According to the ministry, 630,407 infected people have recovered from the disease so far; 2,164 of them in the last 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 428 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of these, 299 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 77 in Lalitpur and 52 in Bhaktapur.
In the past 24 hours, 338 new infections were recorded in Province 1, 21 in Province 2, 677 in Bagmati, 206 in Gandaki, 54 in Lumbini, nine in Karnali and five in Sudurpaschim.
According to the data released by the ministry, nine districts are home to more than 500 active cases each and 23 other districts host more than 200 active cases each.
On Saturday, 583 individuals infected with the virus were being treated in intensive care units across the country. Another 176—47 in Province 1, 108 in Bagmati, seven in Gandaki, eight in Lumbini, three each in Karnali in Sudurpaschim—were on ventilator support.
Nepal on Friday reported 2,006 new coronavirus cases and 43 deaths. Similarly, 1,782 new coronavirus cases and 33 deaths were recorded on Thursday and 2,010 new coronavirus cases and 18 deaths were reported Wednesday.Track all Covid-19 cases in Nepal here.