KATHMANDU, May 31: In the last 24 hours, the COVID-19 infection rate in Nepal stood at 34.2 percent. This is 4 percent more than on Saturday. Of the 12,770 samples tested in the last 24 hours, 4,369 were confirmed positive cases.
While the rate of infection is estimated to be high, the government has been reducing the number of tests in recent days. The total number of infected people in Nepal has reached 557,124. Of them, 351,101 have been infected since the second wave started in Nepal.
Another 109 people died from COVID in Nepal on Sunday. The number of deaths from coronavirus in Nepal has reached 7,272. Of those, 4,240 died in the last two months since the outbreak of the second wave.
The current mortality rate stands at 1.31 percent. The highest number of deaths recorded so far is 3,908 in the age group of 60 years and above, followed by 1,316 in the age group of 50 to 59 years and 1,063 in the age group of 40 to 49 years. At present, there are 118,897 active cases in Nepal. Of them, 101,134 are undergoing treatment in home isolation and 7,563 are in institutional isolation. Of them, 1,545 are undergoing treatment in ICU and 407 in ventilators.