Covid-19 cases in Nepal climbs to 17,177

New Delhi (NVI): Nepal registered 116 new cases of the coronavirus infection today, rising the nationwide tally to 17,177, according to local media reports.

The country’s Ministry of Health and Population said, of the newly infected, three persons are from Province 1; 24 from Province 2; 18 from Bagmati Province.

Likewise, 27 people are from Gandaki Province; one from Province 5; 40 from Karnali Province; and three from Sudurpaschim Province.

The ministry also said that, the new infections were confirmed after testing 5,090 specimens through PCR method in 26 labs across the country, in the last 24 hours. In total, 298,829 people have undergone PCR tests so far.

In the past 24 hours, 697 recoveries have been reported which has taken the total number of recoveries in the country to 10,238. With this Nepal’s current recovery rate stands at 64.2 per cent.

Meanwhile, the deadly contagion has spread across all 77 districts of the country. Of them, Mahottari, Rautahat, Palpa, Kailali, and Bajura have more than 500 active cases each. While Bhojpur, Mustang, Manang and Humla do not have any active case.

So far, 38 people died from the pandemic in Nepal as no coronavirus related death was reported today in the country.