Nepal’s Covid-19 toll reaches 306 with six more deaths; 902 new infections take tally to 48,138According to the Ministry of Health and Population, Kathmandu Valley recorded 396 new cases, with 300 infections detected in Kathmandu, 58 in Bhaktapur and 38 in Lalitpur districts.
Nepal reported six more Covid-19 related deaths, on Tuesday, to take the national toll to 306.
The Ministry of Health and Population confirmed 902 new infections in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of infections to 48,138.
In Kathmandu Valley, 396 cases were reported in the past 24 hours, with 300 infections detected in Kathmandu, 58 in Bhaktapur and 38 in Lalitpur districts. As of Tuesday, the number of cases in the Valley has reached 8,976. A total of 6,478 cases were detected after the prohibitory orders were announced on August 19 midnight.
According to the ministry, six deaths were also reported in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s Covid-19 related toll to 306.
“Five men and one woman died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours,” Dr Jageshwar Gautam, spokesperson for the ministry, said during a regular press briefing.
Among the deceased, an 80-year-old woman and an 85-year-old man were from Kathmandu. Two men— a 54-year-old and a 60-year-old— from Parsa were also among the casualties. Also, a 70-year-old man from Sunsari and a 62-year-old man from Kapilvastu, also succumbed to the disease, said the ministry.
The country has recorded 30,144 infections and 266 deaths since July 22. There were 17,994 cases and 40 Covid-19-related deaths until July 21, when the government decided to end the nationwide lockdown after four months.
According to the ministry, 108 individuals from Province 2, eighty-nine from Bagmati Province, 43 from Province 5, thirty-four from Province 1, seventeen from Gandaki Province, 10 from Sudurpaschim Province, and five from Karnali Province have died of the disease so far.
As of Thursday, the government has carried out 788,174 PCR tests across the country.
“A total of 10,611 PCR tests were carried out in the past 24 hours,”said Gautam.
Swab samples of 300 individuals from Kathmandu, 77 from Kailali, 58 from Bhaktapur, 51 from Morang, 38 each from Sunsari and Lalitpur, 33 from Dhanusa, 30 from Kaski, 24 from Makwanpur, 21 from Rupandehi, 20 from Chitwan, 18 each from Saptari, Gorkha and Surkhet, 16 from Jhapa, 14 from Parsa, 13 from Okhaldhunga, 12 from Bara and 10 from Baglung, tested positive for the coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours.
Infections were also recorded in nine people in Kanchanpur, eight each in Rautahat, Dhading and Ramechhap, seven each in Nawalparasi (East) and Bardiya, six in Sarlahi, five in Banke, four each in Mahottari and Siraha.
Likewise, three persons each from Nuwakot, Tanahun and Dang, two each from Udayapur, Kavrepalanchok, Dolakha and Lamjung and one each from Ilam, Sindhupalchok, parbat, Syangja, Argakhanchi, Kapilvastu, Gulmi, Nawalparasi (West), Rolpa and Dailekh, also tested positive for the virus.
“Eight districts—Morang, Sunsari, Dhanusha, Sarlahi, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Chitwan and Rupandehi—have more than 500 active cases,” Gautam said. “Six districts—Taplejung, Manang, Mustang, Humla, Mugu and Dolpa—don’t have any active cases.”
According to the ministry, 2,287 Covid-19 patients were discharged from various hospitals in the past 24 hours. So far, 32,964 individuals have made successful recovery.
“As of Thursday, 144 Covid-19 patients were being treated in intensive care units across the country and 23 patients—22 in Bagmati and one in Province 5—are on ventilator support.”
Nepal had reported 11 more Covid-19 related deaths and 979 new infections on Monday. The country on Sunday reported nine deaths and 980 new infections. On Saturday, Nepal had reported 1,041 new cases and nine deaths. Friday saw a record daily infection surge for a second day with 1,359 new coronavirus cases and 14 more deaths. A total of 1,228 new cases and six deaths were reported on Thursday compared to 12 deaths and 1,120 new cases on Wednesday and 11 deaths and 1069 new cases on Tuesday.
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