Nepal recorded 5,008 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, the country’s highest daily increase in new infections, taking the national tally to 105,684, according to its health ministry.
The tiny South Asian nation has seen a surge in new Covid-19 infections recently, with its total number of cases doubling in only four weeks, according to the ministry.
The ministry announced 14 new coronavirus-related deaths, raising the total deaths to 614.
The capital, Kathmandu, is the worst-hit area so far, accounting for nearly a third of the country’s total infections, according to health ministry data.
Meanwhile, Nepalese Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Yogesh Bhattarai tested positive for the virus on Saturday, according to his official Facebook page.