Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 71,821 with 1,207 new cases; eight more fatalities take death toll to 467The active case count stands at 18,341 with 53,013 individuals discharged after successful recovery, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal on Saturday reported eight Covid-19-related deaths taking the coronavirus death toll to 467. The country also recorded 1,207 new infections in the past 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, the country’s coronavirus tally has reached 71,821 with 18,341 active cases.
Eight men died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry.
Among the deceased, two men aged 20 and 74 were from Kathmandu while a 63-year-old from Saptari, an 88-year-old from Bhaktapur, a 74-year-old from Makwanpur, a 76-year-old from Lalitpur, a 72-year-old from Rupandehi and a 30-year-old from Kailali, also succumbed to the disease.
So far, 53,013 individuals have made successful recovery—1,147 of them in the past 24 hours.
The Kathmandu Valley recorded 724 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 583 were confirmed in Kathmandu, 78 in Lalitpur and 63 in Bhaktapur.
As of Saturday, the number of cases in the Valley has reached 20,698. A total of 18,200 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 53,827 infections and 427 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, 175 individuals from Bagmati Province, 127 from Province 2, 70 from Province 5, 52 from Province 1, 26 from Gandaki Province, 12 from Sudurpaschim Province, and five from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
As of Saturday, the 978,204 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
“A total of 10,019 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, 583 individuals from Kathmandu, 78 each from Morang and Lalitpur, 73 from Rupandehi, 63 from Bhaktapur, 30 from Banke, 28 from Dang, 24 from Parsa, 23 from Sunsari, 17 each from Kavrepalanchok and Makwanpur, 15 each from Sindhuli and Doti, 13 from Achham, 12 from Chitwan, 11 from Saptari, 10 each from Kaski and Nawalparasi (West), tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
Infections were also recorded in seven people each in Jhapa, Dhading, Ramechhap and Bardiya, six each in Rautahat and Rolpa, five each in Gulmi, Pyuthan and Darchula, four each in Dhanusa, Bara, Sarlahi, Sindhupalchok, Tanahun and Syangja districts.
Likewise, three persons each in Gorkha, Kapilvastu and Palpa, two each in Bhojpur, Nuwakot, Arghakhanchi and Bajhang and one each in Udayapur, Solukhumbu, Mahottari, Siraha, Dolakha, Nawalparasi (East), Lamjung, Baglung, Salyan, Kanchanpur and Baitadi, 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—Rasuwa, Manang, Mustang, Dolpa, Mugu and Humla—don’t have any active cases.”
“As of Saturday, 224 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 27 patients—23 in Bagmati, three in Province 5 and one in Province 1—are on ventilator support.”
Nepal on Friday recorded 1,313 new infections and six Covid-19-related deaths.
The country had reported 17 Covid-19-related deaths, the highest number of fatalities in a single day so far, and 1,497 new cases on Thursday, 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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