Nepal’s Covid-19 tally crosses 100,000 mark with 2,059 new infections; death toll reaches 600 with 10 more fatalitiesAccording to the Health Ministry, 318 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 75 others are on ventilator support.
Nepal on Friday crossed the 100,000 infection milestone as the country reported 2,059 new cases.
According to the Health Ministry, while the country’s national Covid-19 tally has reached 100,676, the number of active cases stands at 27,053.
Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 fatalities has risen to 600 with 10 deaths reported in the past 24 hours.
Three Covid-19 deaths were reported in Sunsari district. All victims were men, aged 46, 52 and 68 years. Two men in Jhapa, aged 29 and 52, and two in Rupandehi, aged 47 and 84, also died of the disease.
Similarly, an 87-year-old woman and a 71-year-old man from Kathmandu, and an 84-year-old man from Lalitpur also died of Covid-19, the Health Ministry said. So far, 73,023 individuals have made successful recovery—1,680 of them in the past 24 hours.
According to the ministry, Kathmandu Valley recorded 1,409 new infections. Of them, 1,116 cases were reported in Kathmandu, 163 in Lalitpur and 130 in Bhaktapur.
As of Friday, the number of cases in the Valley has reached 37,698. A total of 35,200 cases have been detected after the three district administration offices in Kathmandu Valley imposed prohibitory orders starting August 19 midnight.
The country has seen 82,682 infections and 560 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, 246 individuals from Bagmati Province, 137 from Province 2, 94 from Province 5, 72 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 Friday, 1,145,237 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
“A total of 13,279 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours,” Dr Jageshwar Gautam, spokesperson for the ministry, said during a regular press briefing.
The country had recorded the highest daily spikes in coronavirus infection for two days in a row on Wednesday and Thursday.
On Thursday, 4,364 new cases and 12 Covid-19 related deaths were reported after carrying out 18,473 PCR tests. There were 3,439 new cases and 15 deaths on Wednesday when 14,209 PCR tests were performed.
Prior to these, more than 14,000 PCR tests were performed on October 2 when the country had reported 2,722 new infections.
In the past 24 hours, 1,116 individuals in Kathmandu, 163 in Lalitpur, 130 in Bhaktapur, 86 in Morang, 69 in Makwanpur, 65 in Dang, 51 in Chitwan, 45 in Banke, 40 in Kavre, 28 in Kaski, 26 in Sunsari, 25 in Nawalparasi (East), 19 in Ramechhap, 17 in Mahottari, 15 in Parsa, 12 in Gorkha, and 11 each in Bara and Sinshuli, tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
Infections were also recorded in nine individuals each in Rautahat and Bardiya, eight each in Jhapa, Tanahun and Dailekh, seven each in Sarlahi and Dhading, six in Sindhupalchok, five each in Gulmi and Kalikot, and four in Nuwakot.
Likewise, three people each in Khotang, Dhanusha, Dolakha, Parbat, Lamjung, Arghakhanchi, Pyuthan, Rupandehi, Salyan and Surkhet, two each in Dhankuta, Baglung, Palpa, Rulum (East), Rolpa, Kanchanpur and Kailali, and one each in Udayapur, Bhojpur, Sankhuwasabha, Saptari, Siraha, Syangja, Kapilvastu, Rukum (West), Doti 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 Friday, 318 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 75 others—57 in Bagmati, nine in Province 1, seven in Province 5 and two in Province 2—are on ventilator support, according to the ministry.
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