Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 67,804 with 1,172 new infections; seven more fatalities take the death toll to 436According to the Health Ministry, the active case count stands at 17,414 with 49,954 individuals discharged after successful recovery.
Nepal on Wednesday reported seven Covid-19-related deaths taking the coronavirus death toll to 436. The country also recorded 1,172 new infections in the past 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, the country’s coronavirus tally has reached 67,804 with 17,414 active cases.
A 68-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy from Kathmandu, two men aged 64 and 39 years from Bardiya and three other men aged 86, 50 and 74 from Jhapa, Siraha and Lalitpur respectively died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry.
So far, 49,954 individuals have made successful recovery—1,893 of them in the past 24 hours.
The Kathmandu Valley recorded 637 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 492 were confirmed in Kathmandu, 95 in Bhaktapur and 50 in Lalitpur.
As of Wednesday, the number of cases in the Valley has reached 18,574. A total of 16,076 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 49,810 infections and 396 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, 161 individuals from Bagmati Province, 122 from Province 2, 65 from Province 5, 47 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 Wednesday, the government has carried out 944,474 PCR tests across the country.
“A total of 9,497 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, 492 individuals in Kathmandu, 95 in Bhaktapur, 67 in Rupandehi, 50 in Lalitpur, 49 in Surkhet, 44 in Morang, 37 in Sunsari, 30 in Banke, 28 in Gulmi, 22 each in Kaski and Achham, 21 in Sarlahi, 19 in Bardiya, 17 in Doti, 16 in Makwanpur, 14 each in Dhading and Kailali, 13 in Palpa, 12 in Saptari, 11 in Siraha, and 10 each in Kavre and Nawalparasi (East), tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
Infections were also recorded in nine people in Jhapa, six each in Tanahun and Kapilvastu, five each in Gorkha, Lamjung, Syangja, Nawalparasi (West) and Pyuthan, four in Bara, and three each in Dhanusha and Kanchanpur.
Likewise, two persons each in Panchthar, Rautahat, Nuwakot, Baglung, Dang, Darchula and Baitadi, and one each in Udayapur, Taplejung, Terhathum, Sankhuwasabha, Mahottari, Chitwan, Parbat, Myagdi and Bajhang, also tested positive for the virus.
“Seven districts—Morang, Siraha, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan and Rupandehi—have more than 500 active cases,” Gautam said. “Six districts—Solukhumbu, Rasuwa, Mustang, Dolpa, Mugu and Humla—don’t have any active cases.”
“As of Wednesday, 220 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 43 patients—37 in Bagmati and three each in Province 1 and Province 5—are on ventilator support.”
Nepal on Tuesday reported 1,356 new infections and two Covid-19-related deaths compared to 16 deaths, the highest number of fatalities in a single day so far, and 1,154 new infections on Monday and 1,325 new infections and 10 deaths on Sunday.
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