Nepal’s Covid-19 death surpassed 6,000. 177 more deaths reported on Friday. As many as 6,024 people have succumbed to the highly contagious respiratory disease across the country till date.
The number of registered recoveries in the past 24 hours was 7,890 while 8,407 more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus infection in the same period. The country’s total caseload, as such, stands at 497,052.
Antigen tests confirmed 200 positive cases in the past 24 hours. As such, total infections from both RT-PCR and antigen tests added up to 8,607.
The capital city recorded 1,752 infections, Lalitpur 400 cases, and Bhaktapur 295 cases today, taking the valley’s total 24-hour figure to 2,447.
According to the health ministry, 23,226 total tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, of which 22,353 were PCR tests while 873 were antigen tests. With this, a total of 2,878,146 PCR tests have been carried out in Nepal till date.