Nepal reports 16 more Covid-19-related deaths, highest single-day fatalitiesCountry’s infection tally reaches 65,276 with 1,154 new cases, death toll hits 427, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal on Monday reported 16 Covid-19-related deaths, the highest number of fatalities in a single day so far, taking the coronavirus death toll to 427. The country also recorded 1,154 new infections in the past 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, the country’s coronavirus tally has reached 65,276 with 17,611 active cases.
So far, 47,238 individuals have made successful recovery—1,005 of them in the past 24 hours.
The Kathmandu Valley recorded 674 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 538 were confirmed in Kathmandu, 74 in Bhaktapur and 62 in Lalitpur.
As of Monday, the number of cases in the Valley has reached 17,290. A total of 14,792 cases were detected after the three district administration offices in Kathmandu Valley imposed prohibitory orders starting August 19 midnight.
The restrictions were extended but with relaxations on some sectors. The government lifted restrictions on long-haul transportation last week. Domestic flights, too, resumed operations after six months on Monday.
Thirteen men and three women died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry. Among the deceased, two men aged 84 and 62 years were from Bhaktapur, two men aged 58 and 73 years were from Kathmandu. A 17-year-old girl and a 68-year-old man from Makwanpur, a 58-year-old woman and a 61 year-old man from Lalitpur, and two men, aged 50 and 59, from Banke also succumbed to the disease.
Similarly, a 52-year-old woman from Dolakha and five men, aged 72, 49, 88, 55 and 67, from Jhapa, Sunsari, Parsa, Chitwan and Rupandehi, died of Covid-19, the ministry said.
The country has seen 47,282 infections and 387 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, 156 individuals from Bagmati Province, 121 from Province 2, 63 from Province 5, 46 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 Monday, the government has carried out 923,823 PCR tests across the country.
“A total of 9,533 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, 538 individuals from Kathmandu, 107 in Morang, 74 in Bhaktapur, 62 in Lalitpur, 47 in Saptari, 37 in Kailali, 29 in Rautahat, 28 in Surkhet, 24 in Nawalparasi (West), 18 each in Kaski and Rupandehi, 16 in Bajhang, 14 in Mahottari, 11 in Sunsari, 10 each in Kavre and Banke, tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
Infections were also recorded in nine people each in Kapilvastu, Rukum (East) and Dailekh, seven each in Sarlahi, Arghakhanchi, Pyuthan and Kanchanpur, six in Dhading, five each in Parsa and Nuwakot, four each in Siraha, Palpa and Dadeldura, and three each in Dolakha, Makwanpur and Achham.
Likewise, two persons each in Jhapa, Dhanusha, Sindhuli, Nawalparasi (East), Rukum (West), and Baitadi, and one each in Ilam, Udayapur, Bara, Sindhupalchok, Parbat, Doti and Bajura also tested positive for the virus.
“Eight districts—Morang, 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 Monday, 196 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 31 patients—28 in Bagmati, two in Province 5 and one in Province 1 —are on ventilator support.”
Nepal on Sunday reported 1,325 new infections and 10 Covid-19 related deaths compared to 1,204 new infections and 11 deaths on Saturday and 2,020 new coronavirus infections, the highest single-day spike so far, and seven Covid-19-related deaths on Friday.
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