Kathmandu, June 20
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 17,844 as of Monday afternoon.
In his daily press briefing in Kathmandu, the ministry’s spokesperson Jageshwor Gautam said 186 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours. In total, 4,216 swab samples were tested at 27 labs across the country in this period. So far, over 315,000 people have undergone PCR tests.
Of the total cases so far, 11,868 people have achieved recovery whereas 40 died, according to him. In the past 24 hours, 173 people have been discharged. Nepal’s current recovery rate is 66.51 per cent.
The other 5,936 cases are active currently.
The disease has spread across all 77 districts of the country. Of them, Rautahat, Kailali, and Bajura have more than 500 active cases each. Panchthar, Dhankuta, Bhojpur, Sankhuwasabha, Rasuwa, Mustang, and Manang do not have any active case.
Over 22,200 people are quarantined across the country, waiting to be tested.