Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 73,394 with 1,573 new cases; 10 more fatalities take death toll to 477Kathmandu Valley recorded 809 new infections with 633 new cases in Kathmandu, 104 in Lalitpur and 72 in Bhaktapur, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal on Sunday reported 10 Covid-19-related deaths taking the coronavirus death toll to 477. The country also recorded 1,573 new infections in the past 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, the country’s coronavirus tally has reached 73,394 with 19,019 active cases.
Nine men and a woman died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry.
Among the deceased, two men aged 61 and 72, and a woman aged 50 were from Kathmandu while two men aged 42 and 77 were from Lalitpur. A 63-year-old and a 50-year-old man from Rupandehi also died of Covid-19. Likewise, a 20-year-old from Bara, a 72-year-old from Rupandehi and a 34-year-old from Achham also succumbed to the disease.
So far, 53,898 individuals have made successful recovery—885 of them in the past 24 hours.
The Kathmandu Valley recorded 809 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 633 were confirmed in Kathmandu, 104 in Lalitpur and 72 in Bhaktapur.
As of Sunday, the number of cases in the Valley has reached 21,507. A total 19,009 cases have been 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 55,400 infections and 437 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, 180 individuals from Bagmati Province, 128 from Province 2, 73 from Province 5, 52 from Province 1, 26 from Gandaki Province, 13 from Sudurpaschim Province, and five from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
As of Sunday, the 988,327 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
“A total of 10,123 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, 633 individuals in Kathmandu, 152 in Morang, 104 in Lalitpur, 83 in Chitwan, 76 in Surkhet, 72 in Bhaktapur, 56 in Kailali, 47 in Rupandehi, 33 each in Bardiya and Banke, 32 in Baglung, 30 in Dang, 28 in Kaski, 24 in Bajhang, 20 each in Bara and Lamjung, 17 in Parsa, 16 in Rautahat, 13 in Kanchanpur and 12 in Salyan, tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
Infections were also recorded in eight people each in Saptari and Nawalparasi (East), six in Kapilvastu, five in Rolpa, four each in Tanahun and Dailekh, three each in Jhapa, Sunsari, Mahottari, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchok and Syangja districts.
Likewise, two persons each in Gulmi, Pyuthan and Achham and one each in Bhojpur, Dhanusa, Sarlahi, Siraha, Dhading, Makwanpur, Rasuwa, Ramechhap, Gorkha, Arghakhanchi, Nawalparasi (West), Doti 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. “Five districts—Manang, Mustang, Dolpa, Mugu and Humla—don’t have any active cases.”
“As of Sunday, 225 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 33 patients—26 in Bagmati, four in Province 5 and three in Province 1—are on ventilator support.”
Nepal on Saturday reported 1,207 new Covid-19 cases and eight deaths. On Friday 1,313 new infections and six Covid-19-related deaths were recorded. The country had reported 17 Covid-19-related deaths, the highest number of fatalities in a single day, and 1,497 new cases on Thursday. There were 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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