Nepal’s Covid-19 toll reaches 563 with nine more deaths; 1,551 new infections take national tally to 90,814The active case count stands at 22,709 with 67,542 individuals discharged after successful recovery, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reached 90,814 with 1,551 new infections on Tuesday. The country also reported nine more deaths as the death toll climbed to 563.
Five men and four women died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry.
Of the deceased, two women aged 59 and 60 were from Kathmandu while two men aged 61 and 77 and a 67-year-old woman were from Lalitpur. A 77-year-old woman from Nawalparasi (East), a 31-year-old man from Terhathum, a 64-year-old man from Sunsari and a 70-year-old man from Chitwan also died due to Covid-19-related complications.
So far, 67,542 individuals have made successful recovery—2,340 of them in the past 24 hours. As of Tuesday, there are 22,709 active cases.
According to the ministry, the Kathmandu Valley recorded 1,017 new infections. Of them, 783 were confirmed in Kathmandu, 118 in Lalitpur and 116 in Bhaktapur.
As of Tuesday, the number of cases in the Valley has reached 32,065. A total of 29,567 cases have been detected after the three district administration offices in Kathmandu Valley imposed prohibitory orders starting August 19 midnight.
The country has seen 72,820 infections and 523 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, 227 individuals from Bagmati Province, 134 from Province 2, 89 from Province 5, 64 from Province 1, 28 from Gandaki Province, 15 from Sudurpaschim Province, and six from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
As of Tuesday, 1,099,276 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
“A total of 11,047 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, 783 individuals from Kathmandu, 118 from Lalitpur, 116 from Bhaktapur, 96 from Rupandehi, 81 from Chitwan, 34 each from Dang and Banke, 27 from Morang, 24 from Kavrepalanchok, 20 each from Gorkha and Kailali, 19 from Sunsari, 15 from Mahottari, 13 from Nawalparasi (East), 12 from Dhanusa, and 10 each from Siraha and Kalikot districts tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
Infections were also recorded in nine people in Nawalparasi (West), seven each in Sarlahi and Dailekh, six each in Rautahat, Makwanpur and Pyuthan, five each in Dhading, Nuwakot, Syangja and Baitadi, and four each in Jhapa, Palpa, Rukum (West) and Kanchanpur districts.
Likewise, three persons each in Udayapur and Sindhupalchok, two each in Ilam, Dhankuta, Parsa, Bara, Saptari, Ramechhap, Sindhuli, Kaski, Tanahun, Arghakhanchi, Kapilvastu and Gulmi, and one each in Khotang, Taplejung, Dolakha, Myagdi, Lamjung, Baglung, Bardiya, Rolpa, Surkhet, Dadeldhura, Doti and Bajhang also tested positive for the virus.
“Seven districts—Morang, Sunsari, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan and Rupandehi—have more than 500 active cases,” Gautam said. “Five districts—Solukhumbu, Manang, Mustang, Rukum (East) and Dolpa—don’t have any active cases.”
“As of Tuesday, 243 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 40 patients—29 in Bagmati, seven in Province 5 and two each in Province 1 and Province 2—are on ventilator support.”
On Monday, Nepal reported 19 more Covid-19-related deaths, the highest single-day fatalities and 2,440 new infections. Nepal on Sunday reported 2,253 new Covid-19 cases and seven deaths. The country had reported 2,120 new Covid-19 cases and eight deaths on Saturday, while there were 2,722 new Covid-19 cases, highest single daily spike, and 11 deaths on Friday.
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