Nepal’s Covid-19 death toll crosses 500 mark; 1,911 new infections take the national tally to 79,728Kathmandu Valley reported a record 943 new infections, highest for a single day, with 817 new cases in Kathmandu, 68 in Lalitpur and 58 in Bhaktapur.
Nepal on Thursday reported 11 Covid-19-related fatalities, taking the death toll to 509. The country’s infection tally meanwhile climbed to 79,728 with 1,911 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours.
Ten men and a woman died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry.
Among the deceased, three men aged 56, 50 and 27 years were from Sunsari, three other men aged 80, 55 and 42 were from Rupandehi while two men aged 78 and 68 were from Kathmandu. A 68-year-old man from Bhaktapur, a 48-year-old man from Lalitpur and a 34-year-woman from Banke also succumbed to the disease.
So far, 57,389 individuals have made successful recovery—961 of them in the past 24 hours. As of Thursday, there are 21,830 active cases.
According to the ministry, the Kathmandu Valley recorded 943 new infections, the highest single-day spike. Of them, 817 were confirmed in Kathmandu, 68 in Lalitpur and 58 in Bhaktapur.
As of Thursday, the number of cases in the Valley has reached 25,103. A total of 22,605 cases have been detected after the three district administration offices in Kathmandu Valley imposed prohibitory orders starting August 19 midnight.
The country has seen 61,734 infections and 469 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, 192 individuals from Bagmati Province, 131 from Province 2, 83 from Province 5, 59 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 Thursday, the 1,033,947 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
“A total of 12,444 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, 817 individuals in Kathmandu, 161 in Kailali, 105 in Morang, 91 in Rupandehi, 86 in Chitwan, 68 in Lalitpur, 66 in Sunsari, 58 in Bhaktapur, 39 in Siraha, 37 in Jumla, 30 in Banke, 28 each in Parsa and Kaski, 24 in Kanchanpur, 19 in Dhanusha, 17 each in Kavre, Dhanding and Makwanpur, 16 each in Mahottari and Saptari, 14 each in Bara, Nawalparasi (East) and Baglung, and 10 each in Nuwakot and Nawalparasi (West), tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
Infections were also recorded in nine people in Dang, eight in Tanahun, seven in Kalikot, six in Ramechhap, five each in Sarlahi, Gorkha and Rukum (East), and four each in Jhapa, Rautahat, Sindhuli, Bardiya and Baitadi.
Likewise, three persons each in Udayapur, Okhaldhunga, Dolakha, Sindhupalchok, Kapilvastu, Gulmi, Palpa, Rukum (West) and Salyan, and two each in Khotang, Parbat, Lamjung, Dailekh, Mugu and Bajhang, and one each in Taplejung, Bhojpur, Syangja, Achham and Dadeldhura, also tested positive for the virus.
“Eight districts—Morang, Sunsari, Siraha, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan and Rupandehi—have more than 500 active cases,” Gautam said. “Four districts—Manang, Mustang, Dolpa, Mugu and—don’t have any active cases.”
“As of Thursday, 220 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 25 patients—19 in Bagmati, and three each in Province 1 and Province 5—are on ventilator support.”
Nepal on Wednesday reported 1,559 new infections and seven Covid-19-reltaed deaths compared to 1,513 new infections and 10 Covid-19-related deaths on Tuesday and 1,351 new cases and four deaths on Monday.
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