With 288 new cases, the highest in a single day, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally jumps to 2,099The coronavirus has spread to 61 districts, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal on Tuesday reported 288 new Covid-19 cases, the highest in a single day, taking the national tally to 2,099.
“Samples of 74 individuals from Rautahat, 27 from Surkhet, 21 from Sarlahi, 18 from Salyan, 17 each from Dang, Banke and Siraha, 16 from Kapilvastu, 10 each from Achham, Kailali and Rupandehi, nine from Dailekh, eight from Kanchanpur, six from Dhanusa, five each in Syangja and Parbat, four from Kathmandu, three from Bardiya, two each from Nuwakot and Mahottari, and one each from Saptari, Bara, Pyuthan, Bhaktapur, Dhading, Nawalparasi (East) and Nawalparasi (West) tested positive for the virus in various laboratories across the country,” said Dr Bikash Devkota, spokesperson for the Health Ministry, at a regular press briefing on Tuesday.
On Monday, Nepal had reported 239 new cases while 166 new cases and two new C0vid-19 deaths were reported on Sunday. Likewise, 189 new cases were reported on Saturday with 170 new cases and the sixth Covid-19 death being reported on Friday.
According to the Health Ministry, the coronavirus infection has so far been reported in 61 districts. There have been eight fatalities so far due to Covid-19.
Kapilvastu has so far reported 337 cases, the highest for a district, followed by Rautahat with 312 cases while Banke has reported 213 cases.
Similarly, 131 cases have been reported in Sarlahi; Jhapa has recorded 113, Parsa has recorded 107 cases and Dailekh has so far reported 102 cases.
“So far, 75,343 polymerase chain reaction tests and 116,345 rapid diagnostic tests have been carried out across the country,” said Devkota.
Meanwhile, 266 patients from across the country have recovered, according to Devkota.
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