Nepal’s toll reaches 239 with 11 more Covid-19 related deaths; 1,069 new infections take national tally to 40,529According to the Ministry of Health and Population, Kathmandu Valley reported a record 481 new infections, with 393 cases in Kathmandu, 58 in Lalitpur and 30 in Bhaktapur.
Nepal recorded 11 more Covid-19 related deaths on Tuesday, taking the toll to 239. The national infection tally reached 40,529 with the confirmation of 1,069 new infections in the past 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley reported a record 481 new cases, 393 of them were in Kathmandu district, 58 in Lalitpur and 30 in Bhaktapur, according to the ministry.
According to the ministry, 10 men and a girl succumbed to the disease in the past 24 hours
“A four-year-old girl and a 37-year-old man from Mahottari, three men aged 53, 80 and 60 from Parsa, two men aged 70 and 35 from Kathmandu, a 65-yer-old man from Siraha, a 60-year-old man from Bara, a 52-year-old man from Chitwan and a 58-year-old man from Makwanpur died due to Covid-19 related complications,” Dr Jageshwar Gautam, spokesperson for the ministry, said during a regular press briefing.
According to the ministry, 95 individuals from Province 2, fifty-seven from Bagmati Province, 31 from Province 5, twenty-eight from Province 1, fourteen from Gandaki Province, 10 from Sudurpaschim province, and four from Karnali have died due to Covid-19-related conditions so far.
“A total of 12,088 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests were carried out in the past 24 hours,”said Gautam. So far, 705,560 PCR tests have been performed in the country.
In the past 24 hours, 393 individuals from Kathmandu, 91 from Rupandehi, 58 from Lalitpur, 56 from Sunsari, 45 from Chitwan, 40 from Bajhang, 33 from Banke, 32 from Lamjung, 30 from Bhaktapur, 24 from Doti, 20 from Kailali, 19 from Sarlahi, 15 from Nawalparasi (East), 14 from Jhapa, 13 each from Gulmi, Dang and Achham, 12 each from Morang and Baitadi, 11 each from Bara, Dolakha and Dhading, have tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
Infections have also been recorded in nine from Argakhanchi, eight each from Kavrepalanchok and Gorkha, seven each from Kapilvastu and Bardiya, six each from Makwanpur and Sindhuli, five each from Rautahat and Tanahun, four each from Kaski, Nawalparasi (West) and Kanchanpur.
Likewise, two persons each from Okhaldhunga, Khotang, Parsa, Mahottari, Nuwakot, Ramechhap, Jumla, Dailekh and Dedeldhura have also contracted the virus.
Udayapur, Panchthar, Dhanusa, Saptari, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchok, Parbat, Palpa, Pyuthan, Rukum (West), Salyan and Surkhet districts have reported a case each.
There are currently 18,112 active cases in the country.
So far, 22,178 individuals have successfully recovered from the infection. According to the ministry, 768 Covid patients were discharged from various hospitals in the last 24 hours.
Gautam said, “127 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 16 patients— 14 from Bagmati and three from Province 5—are on ventilator support.”
Two districts—Mustang and Humla—don’t have any active cases, according to the ministry.
Nepal, on Monday, had recorded seven more deaths and 899 new Covid-19 infections. On Sunday, the country had recorded 1,221 infections and 14 deaths, the highest daily new cases and fatalities till date.
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