Nepal records highest single-day surge with 1,228 new coronavirus infections on ThursdayThe Covid-19 death toll has reached 257 with six more fatalities in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.
Nepal recorded another highest daily coronavirus cases on Thursday with 1,228 new infections.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, with the new cases the national infection tally has reached 42,877. The active cases stand at 18,413.
Six deaths were also reported in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s Covid-19 related fatalities to 257.
“Four women and two men died of Covid-19 in Chitwan, Bhaktapur, Tanahun, Rupandehi and SIndhupalchok districts in the past 24 hours,” Dr Jageshwar Gautam, spokesperson for the ministry, said during a regular press briefing.
According to the ministry, 96 individuals from Province 2, 69 from Bagmati Province, 35 from Province 5, 28 from Province 1, 15 from Gandaki Province, 10 from Sudurpaschim Province, and four from Karnali Province have died of the disease so far.
As of Thursday, the government has carried out 731,852 PCR tests across the country.
“A total of 13,413 PCR tests were carried out in the past 24 hours,”said Gautam.
Swab samples of 357 individuals from Kathmandu, 109 in Sarlahi, 71 in Bara, 65 in Parsa, 64 in Dhanusha, 56 in Chitwan, 52 in Rupandehi, 46 each in Morang and Lalitpur, 42 in Bhaktapur, 31 in Kaski, 29 in Rautahat, 27 in Sunsari, 22 in Makwanpur, 20 in Mahottari, 15 in Kailali, 12 in Jhapa, 11 in Kapilvastu, 10 each in Gulmi and Bajhang tested positive for the coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours.
Infections were also recorded in nine people each in Manang and Nawalparasi (West), eight in Banke, seven each in Okhaldhunga, Kavre and Surkhet, six each in Sankhuwasabha, Nawalparasi (East), Dailekh and Achham, five each in Dolakha, Gorkha and Bardiya, four each in Nuwakot, Dang and Doti, three each in Dhankuta, Dhading, Sindhupalchok, Tanahun and Kanchanpur districts.
Likewise, two persons each in Terhathum, Udayapur, Palpa, Pyuthan, Kalikot, Salyan, Baitadi and Darchula, and one each in Saptari, Ramechhap, Baglung and Jajarkot also tested positive for the virus.
“Twelve districts—Morang, Sunsari, Dhanusha, Parsa, Bara, Rautahat, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Chitwan and Rupandehi—have more than 500 active cases,” Gautam said. “Six districts—Taplejung, Solukhumbu, Mustang, Humla, Mugu and Dolpa—don’t have any active cases.”
According to the ministry, 917 Covid-19 patients were discharged from various hospitals in the past 24 hours. So far, 24,207 individuals have made successful recovery.
“As of Thursday, 141 Covid-19 patients were being treated in intensive care units across the country and 17 patients—13 in Bagmati and three in Province 5 and one in Province 1—are on ventilator support.”
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