Nepal’s Covid-19 caseload reaches 35,529 with record 1,111 new infections, eight more deaths take the toll to 183Kathmandu Valley reports 377 new cases, highest for a single day so far, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal reported eight more Covid-19-related deaths on Thursday, taking the toll to 183. Meanwhile, 1,111 new cases, the most in a single day so far, were recorded in the past 24 hours, taking the national tally to 35,529.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 377 new infections, highest for a single day so far, according to the Health Ministry.
“Five women and three men died due to Covid-19-related complications,” said Health Ministry spokesperson Dr Jageshwar Gautam, during a regular press briefing.
Among the deceased, the five women aged 65, 23, 32, 70 and 70 years are from Lalitpur, Bara, Kaski, Rupandehi and Banke while the three men aged 48, 62 and 50 years are from Kathmandu, Parsa and Kapilvastu districts, respectively.
According to the ministry, 75 individuals from Province 2, 39 from Bagmati Province, 26 from Province 5, 20 from Province 1, 10 from Sudurpaschim Province, nine from Gandaki province, and four from Karnali have died due to Covid-19-related conditions so far.
“A total of 12,629 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests were carried out in the past 24 hours,”said Gautam. So far, 647,881 PCR tests have been performed in the country.
Samples taken from 270 individuals in Kathmandu, 85 in Parsa, 75 in Banke, 72 in Rupandehi, 66 in Lalitpur, 63 in Makwanpur, 45 in Chitwan, 41 in Bhaktapur, 39 in Dhanusha, 38 in Sunsari, 30 in Bara, 22 in Saptari, 21 in Kapilvastu, 20 each in Morang and Kailali, 18 in Nawalparasi (West), 17 each in Nawalparasi (East) and Baitadi, 15 in Rautahat, 13 in Kavre, 12 in Dailekh, 11 in Tanahun, nine in Surkhet, eight in Baglung, seven each in Siraha, Mahottari and Nuwakot; six each in Sarlahi, Ramechhap, Doti and Kanchanpur; five each in Sindhuli and Jajarkot, four each in Sankhuwasabha and Pyuthan, three each in Sindhupalchok, Lamjung and Gulmi; two each in Dolakha, Kaski and Dang; and one each in Khotang, Dhading, Gorkha, Parbat, Bardiya and Bajhang tested positive for the coronavirus.
So far, 20,073 individuals have made successful recoveries after being diagnosed with Covid-19. According to the ministry, 569 Covid patients were discharged from various hospitals in the last 24 hours. There are 15,273 active cases in the country.
Gautam said, “147 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 17 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.
Nepal had reported 11 Covid-19-related deaths and 885 new cases on Wednesday compared to seven deaths and 855 new cases on Tuesday and eight deaths and 743 new cases on Monday. Officials reported 818 new infections and three deaths on Sunday.
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