Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 70,614 with 1,313 new cases; six more fatalities take the death toll to 459The active case count stands at 18,289 with 51,866 individuals discharged after successful recovery, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal on Friday reported six Covid-19-related deaths taking the coronavirus death toll to 459. The country also recorded 1,313 new infections in the past 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, the country’s coronavirus tally has reached 70,614 with 18,289 active cases.
Three men and three women died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry.
Among the deceased, a 60-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man were from Morang, a 70-year-old man from Saptari, a 51-year-old man from Lalitpur, a 75-year-old woman from Kathmandu and a 70-year-old woman from Kapilvastu.
So far, 51,866 individuals have made successful recovery—1,455 of them in the past 24 hours.
The Kathmandu Valley recorded 645 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 503 were confirmed in Kathmandu, 91 in Lalitpur and 51 in Bhaktapur.
As of Friday, the number of cases in the Valley has reached 19,974. A total of 17,476 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 52,620 infections and 419 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, 170 individuals from Bagmati Province, 126 from Province 2, 69 from Province 5, 52 from Province 1, 26 from Gandaki Province, 11 from Sudurpaschim Province, and five from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
As of Friday, the government has carried out 9,68,185 PCR tests across the country.
“A total of 12,262 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, 503 individuals in Kathmandu, 91 in Lalitpur, 69 in Morang, 67 in Chitwan, 61 in Rupandehi, 55 in Mahottari, 51 in Bhaktapur, 39 in Sarlahi, 32 in Banke, 28 in Sunsari, 25 each in Achham and Bajhang, 24 in Nawalparasi (East), 19 in Kaski, 16 in Gorkha, 15 in Parsa, 14 each in Jhapa and Salyan, 13 each in Siraha and Pyuthan, 11 in Dhanusha, and 10 in Bara, tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
Infections were also recorded in nine people each in Makwanpur, Dang and Surkhet, eight in Baglung, seven in Kavre, six each in Kapilvastu, Gulmi, Palpa, Bardiya and Kailali, five in Lamjung, four each in Dhading, Ramechhap, Syangja and Arghakhanchi, and three each in Khotang, Saptari and Nuwakot.
Likewise, two persons each in Sindhupalchok, Sindhuli, Nawalparasi (West) and Doti, and one each in Taplejung, Terhathum, Rautahat, Dolakha, Tanahun, Dailekh, Kanchanpur and Darchula also tested positive for the virus.
“Seven districts—Morang, Siraha, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan and Rupandehi—have more than 500 active cases,” Gautam said. “Seven districts—Solukhumbu, Rasuwa, Manang, Mustang, Dolpa, Mugu and Humla—don’t have any active cases.”
“As of Friday, 227 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 39 patients—34 in Bagmati, three in Province 1 and two in Province 5—are on ventilator support.”
Nepal on Thursday reported 17 Covid-19-related deaths, the highest number of fatalities in a single day so far, and 1,497 new cases as compared to 1,172 new infections and seven Covid-19-related deaths on Wednesday and 1,356 new infections and two Covid-19-related deaths on Tuesday.
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