Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 66,632 with 1,356 new infections; two more fatalities take the death toll to 429According to the Health Ministry, the active case count stands at 18,142 with 48,061 individuals discharged after successful recovery.
Nepal on Tuesday reported two Covid-19-related deaths taking the coronavirus death toll to 429. The country also recorded 1,356 new infections in the past 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, the country’s coronavirus tally has reached 66,632 with 18,142 active cases.
A 50-year-old man from Kathmandu and a 50-year-old woman from Kavre died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry.
So far, 48,061 individuals have made successful recovery—823 of them in the past 24 hours.
The Kathmandu Valley recorded 647 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 511 were confirmed in Kathmandu, 73 in Lalitpur and 63 in Bhaktapur.
As of Tuesday, the number of cases in the Valley has reached 17,937. A total of 15,439 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.
The country has seen 48,638 infections and 389 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, 158 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 Tuesday, the government has carried out 934,977 PCR tests across the country.
“A total of 11,154 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, 511 individuals from Kathmandu, 77 in Sunsari, 74 in Rupandehi, 73 in Lalitpur, 63 in Bhaktapur, 58 in Banke, 57 in Morang, 44 in Surkhet, 33 in Siraha, 30 in Kavre, 27 in Bardiya, 25 each in Tanahun and Rukum (East), 22 in Chitwan, 20 in Jhapa, 19 each in Kapilvastu and Dang, 16 in Baglung, 15 each in Bara, Kaski and Rolpa, 11 each in Dhanusah and Parsa, tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
Infections were also recorded in nine people in Ramechhap, eight each in Saptari, Makwanpur, Nawalparasi (West), Palpa and Pyuthan, six in Lamjung, four each in sankhuwasabha, Rautahat, Dolakha and Syangja, and three each in Dhading and Parbat.
Likewise, two persons each in Bhojpur, Sindhupalchok, Sindhuli, Gorkha, Arghakhanchi and Gulmi, and one each in Udayapur, Terhathum, Dhankuta, Sarlahi, Nuwakot, Dailekh and Kanchanpur 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 Tuesday, 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 Monday reported 16 Covid-19-related deaths, the highest number of fatalities in a single day so far, and 1,154 new infections compared to 1,325 new infections and 10 deaths on Sunday and 1,204 new infections and 11 deaths on Saturday.
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