Nepal reports 629 new cases as national Covid-19 total reaches 10,728Kailali records 103 infections in 24 hours, highest among the districts.
Nepal reported 629 new cases in the past 24 hours as the national Covid-19 tally reached 10,728 on Wednesday.
Dr Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, during a regular press briefing said Kailali reported 103 new cases. “Similarly, 86 individuals from Kanchanpur, 76 from Dang, 48 each from Doti and Kailali, 44 from Rautahat, 23 from Achham, 21 from Sarlahi, 20 from Dhanusha, 15 from Palpa, 14 from Surkhet, 12 from Mahottari, 11 from Jhapa, 10 from Pyuthan, nine each from Kaski, Baglung and Banke also tested positive,” said Dr Gautam.
“Also, eight individuals from Jumla, seven each from Bajura and Syangja, six from Saptari, five each from Nawalparasi (East), Lamjung and Gulmi, four each from Baitadi and Dailekh, three from Gorkha, two each from Parbat and Dhading and one each from Sunsari, Morang, Kathmandu, Chitwan, Tanahun, Bhaktapur, Parbat, Kapilvastu, Rupandehi, Bardiya, Jajarkot, Kalikot and Bajura also tested positive,” added Dr Gautam.
The ministry had confirmed one death and 538 new cases on Tuesday. There were 535 new cases reported on Monday and 421 new cases and one death on Sunday. While Nepal recorded 331 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, the country detected 426 cases on Friday and a record 671 cases, the highest daily tally, along with two deaths on Thursday.
According to the ministry, the virus has been confirmed in 76 districts. Rasuwa in Bagmati Province is the only district without a single case so far.
Rautahat has a total of 1,203 cases, the highest for a district, followed by Dailekh with 752 infections while Kapilvastu has 706 Covid-19 patients.
“So far, 193,194 polymerase chain reaction tests and 283,696 rapid diagnostic tests have been carried out across the country,” said Gautam.
With 114 people discharged in the last 24 hours after recovering, the number of total discharged has reached 2,338, Gautam said.Track all Covid-19 cases in Nepal here.