Nepal’s Covid-19 death toll reaches 195 with record 12 more fatalities, 927 new infections take the tally to 36,456Kathmandu Valley reports 415 new cases, highest for a single day so far, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal reported 12 more Covid-19-related deaths, the most in a single day so far, on Friday, taking the toll to 195. Meanwhile, 927 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, taking the national tally to 36,456.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 415 new infections, the highest for a single day so far, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.
“Eight men and four women died due to Covid-19-related complications,” said spokesperson Dr Jageshwar Gautam, during a regular press briefing.
Among the deceased, the eight men aged 52, 72, 45, 60, 52, 55, 83 and 51 years are from Udayapur, Parsa, Dhanusha, Rupandehi, Kaski, Siraha, Jhapa and Chitwan while two women aged 56 and 65 years from Morang and two others aged 64 and 71 years are from Bhaktapur and Makwanpur districts, respectively.
According to the ministry, 78 individuals from Province 2, forty-two from Bagmati Province, 27 from Province 5, 24 from Province 1, 10 each from Sudurpaschim and Gandaki province, and four from Karnali have died due to Covid-19-related conditions so far.
“A total of 10,229 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests were carried out in the past 24 hours,”said Gautam. So far, 658,110 PCR tests have been performed in the country.
Samples taken from 350 individuals in Kathmandu, 72 in Rupandehi, 54 in Bhaktapur, 51 in Makwanpur, 47 in Morang, 41 in Sunsari, 36 in Banke, 26 in Chitwan, 21 in Rautahat, 20 in Dhanusa, 17 in Kavre, 16 each in Dhading and Kaski, 15 in Jhapa, 13 each in Sarlahi and Mahottari, 12 in Siraha, 11 each in Lalitpur, Nawalparasi (East), Dailekh and Kailali; nine in Doti, seven in Saptari, six in Jumla; four each in Bara and Tanahun, three each in Nuwakot and Salyan; two each in Panchthar, Sankhuwasabha, Sindhuli, Lamjung, Arghakhanchi, Bardiya, Kapilvastu and Nawalparasi (West), and one each in Ilam, Okhaldhunga, Solukhumbu, Udayapur, Parsa, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchok, Baglung, Gorkha, Dang and Kanchanpur tested positive for the coronavirus.
So far, 20,242 individuals have made successful recoveries after being diagnosed with Covid-19. According to the ministry, 169 Covid patients were discharged from various hospitals in the last 24 hours. There are 16,019 active cases in the country.
Gautam said, “164 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 22 patients in Province 1, Bagmati and Province 5 are on ventilator support.”
Two districts—Mustang and Humla—don’t have any active cases, according to the ministry.
Nepal had reported eight Covid-19-related deaths and 1,111 new cases, the most in a single day, on Thursday compared to 11 deaths and 885 new cases on Wednesday and seven deaths and 855 new cases on Tuesday. There were eight deaths and 743 new cases on Monday.
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