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162 new cases of coronavirus reported on Wednesday

Nepal's COVID-19 tally hits 277,309

2021 Mar 31, 17:13, Kathmandu
Two people are seen without the mask in Bhimsengola, Kathmandu, on Friday, March 26, 2021. Photo: Sarbesh Dhugana/NepalNews

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Wednesday reported 162 new cases of coronavirus infection in Nepal. The addition of new cases has taken the country's COVID-19 tally to 277,309.

Likewise, the three districts of Kathmandu valley has reported 67 new cases of coronavirus infection — 50 in Kathmandu, 13 in Lalitpur and four in Bhaktapur — in the last 24 hours. A total of 42 males and 24 females have been reported to be detected with the coronavirus infection in the valley.

As many as 59 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. With this, a total of 272,786 persons infected with coronavirus in the country have recovered as of Wednesday. At present, the recovery rate stands at 98.4 per cent as per the data released by the MoHP.

The nationwide death toll from COVID-19 has remained 3,030 with no death reported in the past 24 hours. Presently, there are 1,493 active cases in Nepal.

Earlier, the MoHP on Tuesday had reported 167 new cases of coronavirus that had taken nationwide tally to 277,147.

More than 128.32 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 2,932,700 people have died from COVID-19, following an outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, in early December, a Reuters tally showed as of 3:08 pm on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

The World Health Organisation referred to it as a pandemic on March 11, 2020.


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