Covid-19 Nepal: Active cases drop to 71,301; 3,384 fresh cases and 61 fatalities recorded in last 24 hours

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Kathmandu: Active Covid-19 cases have started to drop in Nepal after the number of daily new recoveries surpassing new cases of coronavirus for the past few days.

A total 6,295 people have recovered in a span of 24 hours in the country, while the number of new confirmed cases reported is 3,384, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.

The Ministry said Nepal has 71,301 active cases as of Saturday afternoon. Nepal had 89,217 active cases on June 6; 85,544 in June 7; 82,736 on June 8; 80,336 on June 9; 77,858 on June 10 and 75,275 on June 11.

Source: Health Ministry

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health said that 2,382 were diagnosed with the virus in PCR tests while 1,002 were confirmed positive in the test undertaken through the antigen method. Samples of 8,506 people were tested through the PCR method while 5,988 samples were tested adopting the antigen method.

According to the Ministry, 61 people succumbed to the pandemic in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 8,366.