Nepal on Wednesday reported 2,077 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the nationwide infection tally to 650,162.

Similarly, 902 people tested positive in a total of 4,063 antigen tests, according to the Health Ministry.

As of Wednesday, 3,391,379 PCR and 217,421 antigen tests have been carried out across the country.

A total of 7,835 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 28 Covid-19-related fatalities, which included the number of deaths managed by Nepal Army on different dates.

The countrywide death toll has now reached 9,291. The number of active cases stands at 26,544.

According to the ministry, 614,327 infected people have recovered from the disease so far; 1,333 of them in the last 24 hours.

Kathmandu Valley recorded 543 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of these, 390 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 86 in Lalitpur and 67 in Bhaktapur.

In the past 24 hours, 455 new infections were recorded in Province 1, 35 in Province 2, 969 in Bagmati, 371 in Gandaki, 141 in Lumbini, 41 in Karnali and 68 Sudurpaschim.

According to the data released by the ministry, Six districts are home to more than 500 active cases each and 23 other districts host more than 200 active cases each.

On Wednesday, 571 individuals infected with the virus were being treated in intensive care units across the country. Another 161—45 in Province 1, 94 in Bagmati, nine in Gandaki, eight in Lumbini, one in Karnali, and four in Sudurpaschim—were on ventilator support.

Nepal on Tuesday reported 1,718 new coronavirus cases and 15 deaths. Similarly, 1,745 new coronavirus cases and 23 deaths were reported on Monday and 1,042 new coronavirus cases and 27 new deaths were recorded on Sunday.

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