Health Ministry confirms 380 new Covid-19 cases on TuesdayWith the new cases, the national tally has climbed to 6,591.
Nepal on Tuesday reported 380 new cases, taking the national tally to 6,591.
“Samples from 89 individuals from Mahottari, 56 from Dang, 52 from Rautahat, 23 from Kailali, 21 each from Dhanusa and Baitadi, 20 from Doti, 16 from Sarlahi, 11 from Kanchanpur, 10 from Gorkha and nine each from Bardiya and Argakhanchi tested positive for Covid-19,” said spokesperson Dr Jageshwor Gautam during a regular press briefing by the Health Ministry. “Similarly, five from Dailekh, four each from Surkhet, Rupandehi and Syangja, three each from Nawalparasi (East), Kaski and Saptari, two each from Sunsari, Siraha, Parsa and Tanahun; and one each from Jhapa, Panchthar, Baglung, Achham, Banke, Ramechhap, Salyan, Morang, Rolpa and Kathmandu also tested positive.”
On Monday, Nepal had reported 451 new cases, the highest number of Covid-19 cases in a single day.
As many as 425 news cases and one Covid-19 related death was reported on Sunday, taking Nepal’s death toll to 19. On Saturday, Nepal had reported two more Covid-19 deaths, 273 new cases. Likewise, 448 cases were confirmed on Friday. The ministry had confirmed 250 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, 279 new cases on Wednesday. 323 new cases and the 15th death were confirmed on Tuesday.
According to the ministry, people from 73 districts have now contracted the coronavirus. Manang, Mustang, Okhaldhunga and Rasuwa have not witnessed any cases so far.
“So far, 143,738 polymerase chain reaction tests and 223,519 rapid diagnostic tests have been carried out across the country,” said Gautam.
According to Gautam, 1,158 people have been discharged from various hospitals after recovering.
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