The first time ever since the beginning of the pandemic that the country has recorded over 8,000 new infections, with 41 percent of total tests returning positive results.
Nepal on Wednesday reported another highest single-day toll of 58 Covid-19-related deaths and a new record daily surge of coronavirus cases at 8,605. The country saw record high daily coronavirus cases and deaths for two consecutive days. This is the first time since the beginning of the pandemic last year that the country has recorded over 8,000 new cases.
According to the Health Ministry, 8,605 people tested positive in 20,756 polymerase chain reaction tests in the last 24 hours. That makes 41 percent of those tested returned positive results. And, 54 people tested positive in a total of 616 antigen tests.
The countrywide infection tally has now reached 359,610, with the number of active cases at 66,352. According to the Health Ministry, 289,783 infected people have recovered from the disease so far–1,993 of them in the last 24 hours.