The Ministry of Home Affairs said that among one dozen worst affected districts, capital Kathmandu and Sindhupalchowk top the list with the confirmed deaths of 1,039 and 1,176 people respectively.
Officials said here that the toll is expected to rise in the coming days as search operations are still on in several worst hit sites.
According to the ministry, over 7,500 people were injured and are undergoing treatment in various hospitals. Many are missing, police said.
At least 10 foreigners including Indians, Chinese, American, French and Australian were killed in the quake, said police.