Nepal reports 18 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 663; national infection tally reaches 115,358 with 3,556 new casesKathmandu Valley recorded 2,129 new infections with 1,746 cases in Kathmandu, 216 in Lalitpur and 167 in Bhaktapur, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal’s national Covid-19 tally climbed to 115,358 with 3,556 new infections reported on Tuesday. The number of active cases stands at 35,915 as 78,780 people have so far made successful recovery—1,503 of them in the past 24 hours.
The country also recorded 18 more Covid-19-related fatalities taking the death toll to 663.
According to the Ministry of Health, the Kathmandu Valley recorded 2,129 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 1746 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 216 in Lalitpur and 167 in Bhaktapur.
As of Tuesday, the number of cases in the Valley has reached 46,198. A total of 43,700 cases have been detected after the three district administration offices in Kathmandu Valley imposed prohibitory orders on August 19.
The country has seen 97,364 infections and 623 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.
As of Tuesday, 1,207,091 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
“A total of 15,577 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, 323 new infections were reported in Province 1, 120 in Province 2, and 2,393 in Bagmati Province.
Similarly, Gandaki, Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces reported 73, 405, 132 and 110 new cases respectively.
Sunsari in Province 1, Makwanpur in Bagmati and and Rupandehi in Lumbini Province were also among the districts to record more than 100 infections in the past 24 hours. While Sunsari district recorded 289 cases, 130 infections were confirmed in Makwanpur and 228 in Rupandehi.
“Eleven districts—Morang, Sunsari, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Dang, Banke, Rupandehi and Surkhet—have more than 500 active cases,” Gautam said. “Manang district does not have any active cases.”
“As of Tuesday, 307 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 66 patients—57 in Bagmati, five in Province 1 and four in Lumbini—are on ventilator support.”
Nepal on Monday reported 4,047 new infections and nine Covid-19-related deaths compared to 22 deaths, the highest single-day Covid-19 fatalities, and 2,071 new infections on Sunday and 5,008 new infections, the highest single-day surge, and 14 deaths on Saturday.