Coronavirus infection upward with 8,970 new cases in Nepal, Total infections from both RT-PCR and antigen tests added up to 9,070 today.
With the latest additions, the country wide Covid-19 mortality toll stands at 3,529 with 54 fatalities recorded today. Of the total new cases in the country, Kathmandu district reported 3,163 infections while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur registered 567 and 242 infections respectively.
Both new infections and deaths have risen sharply after Nepal logged Covid-19 cases in four digits on April 18.
According to the health ministry, 21,142 total tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, of which 20,367 were PCR tests while 775 were antigen tests. With this, a total of 2,578,418 PCR tests have been carried out in Nepal till date.