KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Nepal on Friday reported as many as 4,392 new cases of the novel coronavirus infection, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).
Since the country reported the first case of the pandemic on January 23 earlier this year, the total number of infected people in Nepal has reached 126,137 including 88,040 recoveries and 715 deaths.
The COVID-19 death tally in Nepal went past 700 on Friday including 21 new cases of fatalities reported in the past 24 hours.
According to the latest updates unveiled by the ministry, as many as 37,382 active patients are undergoing treatment for the disease at various isolation centers across the country.
With 16,530 real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests carried out in the past 24 hours, the labs across the country so far have conducted a total of 1,254,167 PCR tests to confirm the infection of the disease.
Meanwhile, the Kathmandu Valley on Friday added 2,402 cases of the viral infection in the past one day taking the total tally to 51,738.