Nepal’s Covid-19 toll reaches 175 with 11 more deaths; 885 new infections take tally to 34,418Kathmandu Valley records 301 new infections, highest for a single day so far, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal reported 11 more Covid-19-related deaths on Wednesday, taking the toll to 175. Meanwhile, 885 new cases, 301 of them in Kathmandu Valley, were reported in the past 24 hours, taking the national tally to 34,418.
The health ministry said that nine men and two women died due to Covid-19-related complications.
Among the deceased are two men aged 45 and 50 years from Kailali, three men aged 60, 72 and 75 years from Mahottari, a 37-year-old man from Banke, a 51-year-old man from Kathmandu, two men aged 41 and 46 from Bara, a 46-year-old woman from Morang and a 53-year-old woman from Bhaktapur.
According to the ministry, 73 individuals from Province 2, 37 from Bagmati Province, 23 from Province 5, 20 from Province 1, 10 from Sudurpaschim Province, eight from Gandaki province and four from Karnali Province have died due to Covid-19-related conditions so far.
“A total of 13,253 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests were carried out in the past 24 hours,” said Health Ministry spokesperson Dr Jageshwar Gautam, during a regular press briefing. So far, 635,252 PCR tests have been performed in the country.
Samples taken from 230 individuals from Kathmandu, 120 from Sarlahi, 55 from Sunsari, 47 from Lalitpur, 43 from Dhanusha, 42 from Chitwan, 29 from Kailali, 24 each from Bara and Bhaktapur, 23 from Lamjung, 22 from Pyuthan, 21 from Kavre, 20 each from Rautahat and Achham, 19 from Ruapndehi, 18 each from Mahottari and Makwanpur, 16 each from Jhapa and Dang, 13 from Morang, eight from Tehrathum, seven each from Nawalparasi (East) and Surkhet, four each from Panchthar, Kaski, Banke and Kapilvastu, three from Siraha, two each from Dhading, Dolakha, Nawalparasi (West), Dadeldhura, Doti and Kanchanpur, and one each from Khotang, Parsa, Saptari, Ramechhap, Sindhupalchok, Gorkha, Arghakhanchi, Bardiya, Rolpa, Dailekh, Jajarkot and Salyan tested positive for the coronavirus.
So far, 19,504 individuals have made successful recoveries after being diagnosed with Covid-19. According to the ministry, 385 Covid patients were discharged from various hospitals in the last 24 hours. There are 14,739 active cases in the country.
Gautam said, “151 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 14 patients in Province 1 and Bagmati Province are on ventilator support.”
Two districts—Mustang and Humla—don’t have any active cases, according to the ministry.
The country on Saturday recorded nine Covid-19-related deaths and 634 new infections. There were 11 Covid-19-related deaths and 838 new infections on Friday. Thursday saw six Covid-19-related deaths and 707 new cases, compared to six covid-19-related deaths and 681 new cases on Wednesday.
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