With 2,467 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 693,109The Health Ministry reports 27 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army.
Nepal on Friday reported 2,467 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the nationwide infection tally to 693,109.
Similarly, 1,144 people tested positive in a total of 4,878 antigen tests, according to the Health Ministry.
As of Friday, 3,594,202 PCR and 314,111 antigen tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 9,783 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 27 Covid-19-related fatalities, which included the number of deaths managed by Nepal Army on different dates.
The countrywide death toll has now reached 9,834. The number of active cases stands at 31,014.
According to the ministry, 652,261 infected people have recovered from the disease so far; 1,816 of them in the last 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 859 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of these, 596 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 187 in Lalitpur and 76 in Bhaktapur.
In the past 24 hours, 503 new infections were recorded in Province 1, 54 in Province 2, 1,105 in Bagmati, 507 in Gandaki, 165 in Lumbini, 96 in Karnali and 37 Sudurpaschim.
According to the data released by the ministry, 12 districts are home to more than 500 active cases each and 23 other districts host more than 200 active cases each.
On Friday, 686 individuals infected with the virus were being treated in intensive care units across the country. Another 161—52 in Province 1, 86 in Bagmati, 13 in Gandaki, four in Lumbini, five in Karnali and one in Sudurpaschim—were on ventilator support.
Nepal on Thursday reported 2,335 new coronavirus cases and 16 deaths. Similarly, 2,634 new coronavirus cases and 33 deaths were recorded on Wednesday and 2,726 new coronavirus cases and 20 deaths were reported on Tuesday.Track all Covid-19 cases in Nepal here.