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COVID-19 ravages Nepal: 214 new deaths recorded in past 24 hours  Nepal COVID19
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COVID-19 ravages Nepal: 214 new deaths recorded in past 24 hours 

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 17 May 2021, 06:30 pm

Kathmandu: Nepal's battle against COVID-19 continues as the Himalayan nation registered 214 fatalities due to coronavirus and 9,198 fresh cases.

The total death toll due to the disease now stands at 5,215.

The capital city (Kathmandu) recorded 2,346 infections, Lalitpur 454 cases, and Bhaktapur 298 cases today, taking the valley's total 24-hour figure to 3,098, reports The Himalayan Times.

According to the health ministry, 22,087 total tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, of which 21,653 were PCR tests while 434 were antigen tests. With this, a total of 2,792,673 PCR tests have been carried out in Nepal till date, the newspaper reported.

Nepal's active Covid-19 case count is currently at 113,480.