Nepal’s Covid-19 death toll reaches 251 with 12 more fatalities; 1,120 new infections take national tally to 41,649According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 1,112 Covid patients were discharged from various hospitals in the past 24 hours.
Nepal recorded 12 more Covid-19 related deaths on Wednesday, taking the toll to 251. The national infection tally reached 41,649 with the confirmation of 1,120 new cases in the past 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley reported 388 new cases—350 of them in Kathmandu district, 29 in Lalitpur and nine in Bhaktapur, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.
“Six women and six men succumbed to the disease in the past 24 hours,” Dr Jageshwar Gautam, spokesperson for the ministry, said during a regular press briefing.
Two of the deceased women were aged 18 and 55 years from Chitwan. Four others aged 89, 70, 20 and 60 years were from Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Tanahun and Kapilvastu districts respectively.
Similarly, two of the deceased men were aged 70 and 75 years from Kathmandu while four others were aged 97, 65, 40 and 47 years and were from Bara, Chitwan, Bhaktapur and Dhading districts respectively.
According to the ministry, 96 individuals from Province 2, 66 from Bagmati Province, 33 from Province 5, 28 from Province 1, 14 from Gandaki Province, 10 from Sudurpaschim province, and four from Karnali have died due to Covid-19-related conditions so far.
“A total of 12,879 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests were carried out in the past 24 hours,”said Gautam. So far, 718,439 PCR tests have been performed in the country.
Swab samples of 350 individuals from Kathmandu, 72 in Sunsari, 63 in Dhanusha, 53 in Morang, 50 in Salahi, 49 in Parsa, 43 in Chitwan, 41 in Banke, 37 in Jumla, 33 in Makwanpur, 31 in Mahottari, 29 in Lalitpur, 27 in Rupandehi, 24 in Kaski, 23 in Bara, 21 in Kalikot, 19 in Lamjung, 18 in Rautahat, 16 in Nawalparasi (East), 15 in Siraha, 13 in Kailali, 12 in Saptari, 11 in Jhapa tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
Infections were also recorded in nine people each in Bhaktapur and Bajhang, six in Dang, five in Bardiya, four in Tanahun, and three each from Bhojpur, Nawalparasi (West) and Kanchanpur.
Likewise, two persons each in Dhankuta, Okhaldhunga, Dhading, Ramechhap, Sindhupalchok and Pyuthan, and one each in Khotang, Panchthar, Udayapur, Kavre, Nuwakot, Sindhuli, Gorkha, Parbat, Syangja, Arghakhanchi, Palpa, Rolpa, Dailekh, Achham, Baitadi and Dadeldhura have also contracted the virus.
“Twelve districts—Morang, Sunsari, Dhanusha, Parsa, Bara, Rautahat, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Chitwan and Rupandehi—have more than 500 active cases,” Gautam said. “Five districts—Solukhumbu, Mustang, Humla, Mugu and Dolpa—don’t have any active cases.”
There are currently 18,108 active cases in the country.
So far, 23,290 individuals have successfully recovered from the infection. According to the ministry, 1,112 Covid patients were discharged from various hospitals in the past 24 hours.
Gautam said, “144 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 18 patients—14 in Bagmati and three in Province 5 and one in Province 1—are on ventilator support.”
Nepal had reported 11 Covid-19-related deaths and 1069 new cases on Tuesday compared to seven deaths and 899 new Covid-19 infections on Monday. 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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