Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 59,573 with 1,246 new infections; four more fatalities take the death toll to 383According to the Health Ministry, the active case count stands at 16,241 with 42,949 individuals discharged after successful recovery.
Nepal reported 1,246 new coronavirus infections and four deaths on Thursday.
With this, the national infection tally has reached 59,573 while the death toll stands at 383.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, the active case count stands at 16,241. So far, 42,949 individuals have made successful recovery—1,243 of them in the past 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley reported 618 new infections. Of them, 507 were confirmed in Kathmandu, 61 in Lalitpur and 50 in Bhaktapur districts. As of Thursday, the number of cases in the Valley has reached 14,279. A total of 11,781 cases have been detected after district administrators of the Valley imposed prohibitory orders starting August 19 midnight.
The restrictions were extended last week again, but with relaxations on some sectors, allowing shops and businesses to operate on different days of the week for certain periods. From Thursday, the government has lifted the restrictions on long-haul transportation as well, but by allowing only one passenger in one row of seats on either side. The operators, however, can charge 50 percent extra in bus fare.
Four people died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry's Covid-19 press release. Among the deceased, an 87-year-old man was from Kathmanu while the three women aged 64, 36 and 57 years were from Morang, Chitwan and Kailali districts respectively.
The country has seen 41,579 infections and 343 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, 129 individuals from Bagmati Province, 117 from Province 2, 55 from Province 5, 41 from Province 1, 25 from Gandaki Province, 11 from Sudurpaschim Province, and five from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
As of Thursday, the government has carried out 882,915 PCR tests across the country.
“A total of 10,641 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours,” Dr Jageshwar Gautam, spokesperson for the ministry, said during a regular press briefing.
In the past 24 hours, 507 individuals from Kathmandu, 101 in Chitwan, 94 in Morang, 63 in Makwanpur, 61 in Lalitpur, 54 in Sunsari, 50 in Bhaktapur, 22 in Achham, 21 each in Pyuthan, Banke and Kailali, 19 in Parsa, 17 in Doti, 16 each in Dhanusha, Kaski, and Nawalparasi (West), 15 in Nawalparasi (East), 13 in Bardiya, 11 each in Jhapa, Sarlahi and Siraha, 10 each in Bara and Dailekh, tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
Infections were also recorded in nine people in Saptari, eight in Kanchanpur, seven in Rautahat, four each in Mahottari, Sindhupalchok and Baglung districts, three each in Dolakha, Gorkha and Rupandehi, two each in Kavre, Dhading and Tanahun, and one each in Udayapur, Khotang, Dhankuta, Nuwakot, Ramechhap, Lamjung, Syangja, Kapilvastu, Gulmi, Dang, Palpa, Jajarkot, Surkhet, Bajhang and Baitadi.
“Nine districts—Morang, Sunsari, Siraha, Kathmandu, Chitwan, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Makwanpur and Rupandehi—have more than 500 active cases,” Gautam said. “Five districts— Solukhumbu, Mustang, Dolpa, Mugu and Humla—don’t have any active cases.”
“As of Thursday, 182 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 39 patients—37 in Bagmati, and one each in Province 1 and Sudurpaschim Province—are on ventilator support.”
Nepal on Wednesday reported 1,539 new infections, most in a single day so far, and eight Covid-19-related deaths compared to 1,459 new infections and 11 deaths on Tuesday and 1,170 new cases and 15 deaths on Monday.
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