Nepal reports 4,047 new infections as national tally reaches 111,802; nine more deaths take Covid-19 toll to 645Kathmandu Valley recorded 2,283 new infections with 1,888 cases in Kathmandu, 277 in Lalitpur and 118 in Bhaktapur, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal’s national Covid-19 tally climbed to 111,802 with 4,047 new infections reported on Monday. The number of active cases stands at 33,880 with 77,277 people making successful recovery—1,473 of them in the past 24 hours.
The country also recorded nine more fatalities taking the death toll to 645.
Seven men and two women died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry.
Among the dead were three men aged 37, 89 and 90 from Sunsari; two men, aged 63 and 67, and a 71-year-old woman from Kathmandu; and a 50-year-old man from Lalitpur.
Likewise, a 40-year-old woman from Chitwan and a 74-year-old man from Rupandehi also succumbed to the disease.
According to the ministry, the Kathmandu Valley recorded 2,283 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 1,888 were confirmed in Kathmandu, 277 in Lalitpur and 118 in Bhaktapur.
As of Monday, the number of cases in the Valley has reached 44,069. A total of 41,571 cases have been detected after the three district administration offices in Kathmandu Valley imposed prohibitory orders on August 19.
The country has seen 93,808 infections and 605 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, 274 individuals from Bagmati Province, 139 from Province 2, 99 from Lumbini Province, 81 from Province 1, 30 from Gandaki Province, 15 from Sudurpaschim Province, and seven from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
As of Monday, 1,191,514 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
“A total of 14,530 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, 1,888 individuals from Kathmandu, 277 from Lalitpur, 249 from Sunsari, 223 from Morang, 125 from Rupandehi, 118 from Bhaktapur, 101 from Surkhet, 90 from Kavrepalanchok, 77 from Chitwan, 76 from Kaski, 75 from Makwanpur, 71 from Jhapa, 65 each from Nawalparasi (East) and Kailali, 45 from Banke, 37 from Tanahun, 26 each from Pyuthan and Bardiya, 25 each from Dhanusa and Sindhupalchok, 24 from Nawalparasi (West), 21 each from Saptari and Lamjung, 18 from Kanchanpur, 17 from Parsa, 14 each from Ramechhap and Palpa, 13 each from Rautahat, Dang and Dailekh, 12 each from Dhading and Baitadi, 11 each from Bara, Siraha, Nuwakot and Syangja, 10 from Gulmi, tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
Infections were also recorded in nine people in Jumla, eight each in Mahottari, Sarlahi, Baglung, Arghakhanchi and Kapilvastu, seven in Dolakha, six each in Rasuwa, Dadeldhura and Darchula, five in Ilam, four each in Humla and Bajhang, three each in Gorkha, Salyan and Achham districts.
Likewise, two persons each in Udayapur, Okhaldhunga, Khotang, Panchthar and Rolpa and one each in Terhathum, Dhankuta, Bhojpur, Sankhwasabha, Solukhumbu, Sundhuli, Parbat, Mustang, Myagdi, Doti and Bajura, also tested positive for the virus.
“Ten districts—Morang, Sunsari, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Banke, Rupandehi and Surkhet—have more than 500 active cases,” Gautam said. “Manang district does not have any active cases.”
“As of Monday, 279 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 67 patients—46 in Bagmati, 15 in Province 1 and six in Lumbini—are on ventilator support.”
Nepal on Sunday reported the highest single-day Covid-19 fatalities with 22 more deaths and 2,071 new infections while 5,008 new coronavirus infections, the highest single-day surge, and 14 deaths were reported on Saturday. The country had reported 2,059 new cases and 10 deaths on Friday.Track all Covid-19 cases in Nepal here.