Nepal’s Covid-19 toll reaches 345 with nine more deaths; 1,039 new infections take tally to 54,159According to the Health Ministry, 597 new cases were confirmed in Kathmandu Valley—with 483 in Kathmandu, 81 in Bhaktapur and 33 in Lalitpur.
Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 54,159 with 1,039 new cases reported on Sunday. The country also recorded nine more deaths to take the Covid-19-linked fatalities to 345.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, the active case count stands at 15,117. So far, 38,697 individuals have made successful recoveries—1,173 of them in the past 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 597 new infections. Of them, 483 were confirmed in Kathmandu, 81 in Bhaktapur and 33 in Lalitpur districts. As of Sunday, the number of cases in the Valley has reached 11,736. A total of 9,238 cases were detected after the prohibitory orders came into effect on August 19 midnight.
“Six men and three women died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours,” Dr Jageshwar Gautam, spokesperson for the ministry, said during a regular press briefing.
Four of the men—aged 59, 70, 64 and 59—and two women both aged 65 were from Kathmandu. A 45-year-old woman from Kaski, a 69-year-old man from Morang and a 59-year-old man from Sindhupalchok also succumbed to the disease.
The country has seen 36,165 infections and 305 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, 111 individuals from Province 2, 109 from Bagmati Province, 50 from Province 5, 37 from Province 1, 23 from Gandaki Province, 10 from Sudurpaschim Province, and five from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
As of Sunday, the government has carried out 840,527 PCR tests across the country.
“A total of 9,165 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours,” said Gautam.
In the past 24 hours, 483 individuals from Kathmandu, 81 from Bhaktapur, 71 from Morang, 61 from Bardiya, 34 from Dhading, 33 from Lalitpur, 31 from Rupandehi, 27 each from Chitwan and Lamjung, 22 from Sarlahi, 20 from Nawalparasi (East), 17 from Banke, and 14 each from Dhanusha and Kanchanpur tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
Infections were also recorded in nine people in Nuwakot, eight in Nawalparasi (West), seven each in Kaski, Gorkha, Tanahun, Surkhet and Kailali, five in Syangja, four each in Parsa, Bara and Kapilvastu districts.
Three persons each in Sunsari, Mahottari, Siraha and Dadeldhura, two each in Khotang, Saptari, Ramechhap, Gulmi, Pyuthan, Jumla and Achham, and one each in Udayapur, Jhapa, Rautahat, Kavrepalanchok, Sindhupalchok, Dang, Palpa, Dailekh and Rukum (West) also tested positive for the virus.
“Eight districts—Morang, Sunsari, Sarlahi, Kathmandu, Chitwan, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur and Rupandehi—have more than 500 active cases,” Gautam said. “Seven districts— Solukhumbu, Manang, Mustang, Myagdi, Dolpa, Mugu and Humla—don’t have any active cases.”
“As of Sunday, 169 Covid-19 patients were being treated in intensive care units across the country and 23 patients—20 in Bagmati, and one each in Province 1, Province 5 and Sudurpaschim Province—are on ventilator support.”
Nepal had recorded 1,201 new cases and 14 more deaths on Saturday. The country on Friday reported the highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases with 1,454 infections. There were five Covid-19-related deaths and 1,246 new infections on Thursday, compared to six Covid-19-related deaths and 1,081 new infections on Wednesday.
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