Nepal’s Covid-19 toll reaches 401 with 11 more deaths; 1,204 new infections take total cases to 62,797According to the Health Ministry, 45,267 people have recovered from the disease so far with 1,447 in the past 24 hours.
Nepal on Saturday reported 11 more deaths to take the national Covid-19 toll to 401. With 1,204 new coronavirus infections, the total number of cases has reached 62,797.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, the active case count stands at 17,129. So far, 45,267 individuals have made successful recoveries—1,447 of them in the past 24 hours.
The Kathmandu Valley recorded 711 new infections. Of them, 570 were confirmed in Kathmandu, 83 in Bhaktapur and 58 in Lalitpur districts. As of Saturday, the number of cases in the Valley has reached 15,849. A total of 13,351 cases have been detected after district administrators imposed prohibitory orders in the Valley starting August 19 midnight.
The restrictions were extended last week again, but with relaxations on some sectors. Since Thursday, the government has lifted the restrictions on long-haul transportation as well, allowing passengers only on half the seats.
Seven women and four men died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry. Among the deceased, two women aged 76 and 68 and a man aged 60 years were from Lalitpur while a 77-year-old woman and a 75-year-old man were from Kathmandu. Four other women aged 65, 51, 56 and 37 years were from Morang, Rautahat, Sarlahi and Makwanpur respectively and two men—a 69-year-old from Rupandehi and a 45-year-old from Banke—also succumbed to the disease.
The country has seen 44,803 infections and 361 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, 139 individuals from Bagmati Province, 119 from Province 2, 58 from Province 5, 44 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 Saturday, the government has carried out 904,706 PCR tests across the country.
“A total of 10,333 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, 570 individuals from Kathmandu, 111 from Bara, 83 from Bhaktapur, 58 from Lalitpur, 45 from Nawalparasi (East), 33 from Morang, 28 from Dang, 23 from Sunsari, 21 from Darchula, 20 from Banke, 19 from Saptari, 18 from Makwanpur, 15 from Sarlahi, 14 from Kavrepalanchok, 13 each from Dhading and Kaski, tested positive for the coronavirus.
Infections were also recorded in nine people in Ramechhap, eight each in Siraha and Kailali, seven each in Chitwan and Sindhuli, six each in Jhapa and Parsa, five each in Dolakha, Tanahun and Lamjung, four each in Nuwakot, Sindhupalchok, Gorkha and Bardiya districts.
Three persons each in Okhaldhunga, Syangja, Arghakhanchi, Kapilvastu, Surkhet, Dadeldhura and Baitadi, two each in Dhanusha, Rautahat, Parbat, Palpa, Dailekh and Kanchanpur, and one each in Khotang, Mahottari, Nawalparasi (West), Pyuthan and Rupandehi also tested positive for the virus.
“Nine districts—Morang, Sunsari, Siraha, Kathmandu, Chitwan, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Makwanpur and Rupandehi—have more than 500 active cases,” Gautam said. “Seven districts—Solukhumbu, Rasuwa, Mustang, Myagdi, Dolpa, Mugu and Humla—don’t have any active cases.”
“As of Saturday, 179 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 35 patients—33 in Bagmati, and one each in Province 1 and Province 5—are on ventilator support.”
Nepal on Friday reported 2,020 new coronavirus infections, the highest single-day spike so far, and seven Covid-19-related deaths. The country recorded 1,246 new infections and four Covid-19-related deaths on Thursday compared to 1,539 new infections and eight Covid-19-related deaths on Wednesday and 1,459 new infections and 11 deaths on Tuesday.
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