Covid-19 update: 2,433 new cases, 26 fatalities in the last 24 hours

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Kathmandu: A total of 2,433 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the country in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.

The new cases were confirmed from 9,702 PCR tests and 4,672 antigen tests conducted in various laboratories across the country during the same period. This takes the Covid-19 caseload to 754,915 from RT PCR and 81,968 in antigen test.

Similarly, 1,929 people recovered from the infection in a day taking the Covid-19 recovery to 705,893 as of now, the Ministry said in a regular update on Thursday. The recovery rate is at 93.5 percent.

Likewise, 26 people succumbed to the deadly infection in the past 24 hours. With this, the number of people dying from coronavirus infection reaches 10,638.

Currently, there are a total of 38,384 active cases across the country. Among them, the critical 620 ones were availing treatment at ICU facilities while 165 in ventilator support. Rest of the infected ones are in home-isolation, institutional isolation and quarantine facilities.

In Kathmandu Valley, Kathmandu district alone has 6,587 active cases while there are 1,478 in Bhaktapur and 2,220 in Lalitpur, the Ministry said.