Nepal records highest single-day spike for the second day in a row with 4,364 new coronavirus infectionsKathmandu Valley reported a record 2,540 new infections, with 2,085 cases in Kathmandu, 320 in Lalitpur and 135 in Bhaktapur, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal recorded another highest single day spike in Covid-19 cases on Thursday, with 4,364 new infections.
The latest coronavirus infection numbers collected in the past 24 hours takes the country’s national infection tally to 98,617.
The country also reported 12 Covid-19 related deaths, pushing the death toll to 590, according to the Health Ministry.
Three of these deaths were reported in Kathmandu, two men, aged 58 and 91 years, and a woman, aged 79 years; and three in Chitwan, all of them men, aged 81, 81 and 92.
Three men, aged 39, 70 and 83 years, also died due to Covid-19 in Sunsari, Dhanusha and Kaski districts. Three others, all of them women, aged 73, 82 and 82, died in Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and Surkhet districts, the Health Ministry said.
So far, 71,343 individuals have made successful recovery—2,675 of them in the past 24 hours. As of Thursday, there are 26,684 active cases across the country.
According to the ministry, Kathmandu Valley recorded 2,540 new infections, another highest daily spike for the second day in a row. Of them, 2,085 cases were reported in Kathmandu, 320 in Lalitpur and 135 in Bhaktapur.
As of Thursday, the number of cases in the Valley has reached 36,289. A total of 33,791 cases have been detected after the three district administration offices in Kathmandu Valley imposed prohibitory orders starting August 19 midnight.
The country has seen 80,623 infections and 550 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, 243 individuals from Bagmati Province, 137 from Province 2, 92 from Province 5, 67 from Province 1, 29 from Gandaki Province, 15 from Sudurpaschim Province, and seven from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
As of Thursday, 1,131,958 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
“A total of 18,473 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, 2,085 individuals in Kathmandu, 320 in Lalitpur, 249 in Morang, 214 in Sunsari, 199 in Rupandehi, 135 in Bhaktapur, 106 in Surkhet, 105 in Makwanpur, 75 in Kailali, 71 in Dhading, 69 in Chitwan, 57 in Banke, 55 each in Jhapa and Dang, 48 in Siraha, 32 in Udayapur, 29 in Kavre, 28 each in Dhanusha and Nawalparasi (East), 27 in Arghakhanchi, 25 in Saptari, 21 each in Nawalparasi (West), Palpa and Kanchanpur, 19 in Kaski, 18 each in Rautahat and Gulmi, 14 each in Bara and Sarlahi, 13 each in Sindhupalchok and Syangja, 12 each in Ilam and Baglung, 11 each in Parsa and Gorkha, and 10 each in Tanahun, Bardiya and Achham, tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
Infections were also recorded in seven individuals each in Mahottari, Kapilvastu and Doti, six each in Taplejung, Kalikot and Jumla, five each in Ramechhap and Rukum (West), and four each in Okhaldhunga, Khotang, Bhojpur, Dailekh and Salyan.
Likewise, three people each in Tehrathum, Dhankuta, Sankhuwasabha, Nuwakot, Sindhuli, Lamjung, Dolpa and Humla, two each in Panchthar and Solukhumbu, and one each in Dolakha, Parbat, Pyuthan, Rolpa, Dadeldhura, Bajhang and Baitadi also tested positive for the virus.
“Eight districts—Morang, Sunsari, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan, Rupandehi and Surkhet—have more than 500 active cases,” Gautam said. “Two districts—Manang and Mustang—don’t have any active cases.”
“As of Thursday, 235 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 42 patients— 30 in Bagmati, five in Province 5, four in Province 1 and 3 in Province 2 —are on ventilator support.”
Nepal on Wednesday reported 3,439 new cases and 15 Covid-19-related deaths compared to 1,551 new infections and nine deaths on Tuesday and 19 Covid-19-related deaths, the highest single-day fatalities, and 2,440 new infections on Monday.
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