Nepal reports 19 more Covid-19-related deaths, highest single-day fatalities; 2,440 new infections take national tally to 89,263Kathmandu Valley reported 1,531 new infections, with 1,178 cases in Kathmandu, 250 in Lalitpur and 103 in Bhaktapur, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal reported a record 19 Covid-19-related deaths as the national toll reached 554. The country also confirmed 2,440 new infections in the past 24-hours to take the cases tally to 89,263.
Fourteen men and five women died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry.
Of the deceased, six men aged 26, 65, 67, 78, 81 and 91; and three women aged 76, 81 and 83, were from Kathmandu. Two men aged 55 and 71 and a three-year-old boy were from Lalitpur while two men aged 42 and 69 were from Sarlahi.
Likewise, three men—a 55-year-old from Sunsari, 62-year-old from Chitwan and a 36-year-old from Nawalparasi (East) also died of Covid-19. Two women aged 65 and 45 from Parsa and Gorkha respectively also succumbed to the disease.
So far, 65,202 individuals have made successful recovery—1,133 of them in the past 24 hours. As of Monday, there are 23,507 active cases.
According to the ministry, the Kathmandu Valley recorded 1,531 new infections. Of them, 1,178 were confirmed in Kathmandu, 250 in Lalitpur and 103 in Bhaktapur.
As of Monday, the number of cases in the Valley has reached 31,048. A total of 28,550 cases have been detected after the three district administration offices in Kathmandu Valley imposed prohibitory orders starting August 19 midnight.
The country has seen 71,269 infections and 514 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, 221 individuals from Bagmati Province, 134 from Province 2, 89 from Province 5, 62 from Province 1, 27 from Gandaki Province, 15 from Sudurpaschim Province, and six from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
As of Monday, the 1,088,229 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
“A total of 13,781 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, 1,178 individuals from Kathmandu, 250 from Lalitpur, 122 from Sunsari, 103 each from Chitwan and Bhaktapur, 84 from Rautahat, 66 from Nawalparasi (East), 58 from Rupandehi, 55 from Morang, 36 each from Kavrepalanchok and Kaski, 33 from Kailali, 30 from Surkhet, 22 from Banke, 18 from Baglung, 17 each from Gorkha and Gulmi, 15 from Makwanpur, 13 from Arghakhanchi, 12 each from Dhading and Ramechhap, 10 each fromNuwakot and Tanahun, tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
Infections were also recorded in nine people in Sarlahi, eight people each in Jhapa, Parsa, Bara, Kapilvastu and Bardiya, six each in Siraha, Dang, Palpa and Kanchanpur, five each in Udayapur, Saptari, Sindhupalchok, Nawalparasi (West) and Pyuthan, four in Syangja, three each in Okhaldhunga, Khotang, Parbat and Dailekh districts.
Likewise, two persons each in Mahottari, Sindhuli, Dadeldhura, Doti, Darchula and Baitadi and one each in Ilam, Terhathum, Dhankuta, Sankhuwasabha, Dhanusa, Dolakha, Kalikot, Rukum (West), Salyan, Acham, Bajhang and Bajura, 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, Rukum (East) and Dolpa—don’t have any active cases.”
“As of Monday, 244 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 43 patients—31 in Bagmati, six in Province 5, four in Province 1 and two in Province 2—are on ventilator support.”
Nepal on Sunday reported 2,253 new Covid-19 cases and seven deaths. On Saturday there were 2,120 new Covid-19 cases and eight deaths while there were 2,722 new Covid-19 cases, highest single daily spike, and 11 deaths on Friday. The country had reported 1,911 new cases and 11 Covid-19-related deaths on Thursday, compared to 1,559 new infections and seven deaths on Wednesday and 1,513 new infections and 10 deaths on Tuesday.
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