Valley records over 100 Covid-19 cases, highest for a single dayWith five more deaths, Nepal’s Covid-19 toll reaches 70 as 464 new cases were reported on Friday.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 106 new Covid-19 cases, the highest single day count, on Friday, with 92 cases confirmed in Kathmandu district alone.
According to the Health Ministry, five more deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 70, while 464 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours.
Ministry spokesperson Dr Jageshwor Gautam, during a regular press briefing, said that three persons from Parsa and one each from Siraha and Sarlahi had died from Covid-19-related conditions.
“A 45-year-old man from Birgunj Metropolitan City in Parsa district, whose lab results came positive on August 1, died on August 6 while undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit of the Patan Academy of Health Sciences,” said Gautam, adding that the deceased was a diabetic and had blood pressure problems. Earlier, he had received treatment at Star Hospital.
According to the ministry, a 79-year-old man from Sripur in Birgunj Metropolitan City died at his home on August 4. His swab samples were collected and sent for testing on August 5 and the results came positive on August 6. Another victim, a 57-year-old man from the same area, also died due to Covid-19 related complications on August 6.
“The deceased was a diabetic, had blood pressure issues and was a heart patient. He was admitted to Gandak Temporary Covid Hospital following fever, cough and problems in breathing. His swab sample was collected on August 5 and the results came positive on August 6,” said Gautam.
A 25-year-old man from Golbazar Municipality in Siraha district, a kidney patient undergoing dialysis at Janakpur Hospital, who was referred to the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan following confirmation of Covid-19 on August 5, died while receiving treatment on August 6.
Another casualty, a 45-year-old man from Sarlahi district, who was receiving treatment at Patan Hospital for rabies, died on Friday morning. His swab samples had tested positive for the coronavirus.
The ministry also confirmed 464 new cases from the 7,926 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests performed in the past 24 hours, taking the national tally to 22,214.
Samples of 138 individuals from Parsa, 92 from Kathmandu, 64 from Morang, 29 from Banke, 19 each from Saptari and Kailali; 15 from Bardiya, 13 from Bara, 11 each from Dhanusha and Kaski; 10 from Lalitpur, nine from Sarlahi, eight from Nuwakot, five from Rautahat, four each from Sarlahi, Bhaktapur and Kalikot, two each from Jhapa, Tanahun and Nawalparasi (West); and one each from Sunsari, Sindhupalchok, Syangja, Nawalparasi (East), Gulmi, Surkhet, Achham and Kanchanpur also tested positive.
On Thursday, Nepal had recorded five deaths and 360 new cases. The country reported two deaths and 381 new cases on Wednesday, compared to one death and 259 new cases on Tuesday. On Monday, the Health Ministry had reported 418 new cases, compared to one death and 246 new cases on Sunday and 315 new cases on Saturday.
The ministry said 15,814 individuals have made successful recoveries after being diagnosed with Covid-19. The ministry said 425 persons were discharged in the past 24 hours.
As many as 427,501 PCR tests have been performed in the country so far.
Six districts—Khotang, Dhankuta, Sankhuwasabha, Manang, Mustang and Rukum (West)—don’t have any active cases, according to the ministry.
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