KATHMANDU, April 17: As many as 843 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19 were detected in the country on Saturday.
According to the health ministry, 768 people tested positive through the 5,333 RT-PCR tests while 75 others through 761 antigen tests carried out in the past 24 hours. With this, the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country has risen to 283,658.
As many as five people succumbed to COVID-19, according to the report the ministry received in the last one day. This includes two who died in the past 24 hours. Nepal has so far reported a total of 3,075 COVID-19 related deaths.
Nepal has seen a rapid rise in the COVID-19 cases amid the onset of the second wave of the pandemic in the country.