Nepal sees record-high 10,258 new Covid-19 cases – South Asia Time

Nepal sees record-high 10,258 new Covid-19 cases

 January 19, 2022  

Kathmandu —  Coronavirus cases continue to surge across Nepal at an alarming rate with daily cases reaching a record-high.

Nepal recorded 10,258 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours pushing the total tally to 868,215 in PCR tests and 103,983 in antigen tests while the death toll has reached 11,624 with one new death. Earlier on May 10, Nepal had recorded 9,271 fresh cases in the highest single-day spike

The new cases were confirmed from 22,828 tests including 17,872 RT-PCR and 4,956 antigen tests. A total of 8,730 cases were confirmed through PCR and 1,528 through antigen.

The Health Ministry added that 562 people recovered from the pandemic, taking total recovered cases to 817,547. The recovery rate has now dropped to 94.2 percent.