Nepal reports 19 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 694; national infection tally reaches 121,745 with 3,749 new casesKathmandu Valley recorded 1,935 new infections with 1,693 cases in Kathmandu, 134 in Bhaktapur and 108 in Lalitpur, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal’s Covid-19 tally climbed to 121,745 with 3,749 new infections reported on Thursday. The number of active cases stands at 36,533 as 84,518 people have so far made successful recovery—3,564 of them in the past 24 hours.
The country also recorded 19 more Covid-19-related fatalities taking the death toll to 694.
According to the Ministry of Health, the Kathmandu Valley recorded 1,935 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 1,693 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, and 134 in Bhaktapur and 108 in Lalitpur.
As of Thursday, the number of cases in the Valley has reached 49,536. A total of 47,038 cases have been detected after the three district administration offices in Kathmandu Valley imposed prohibitory orders on August 19.
The country has witnessed 103,751 infections and 654 deaths since July 22. A total of 17,994 cases and 40 Covid-19-related deaths were registered until July 21, when the government decided to end the nationwide lockdown after four months.
As of Thursday, 1,237,636 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
“A total of 16,598 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, 547 new infections were reported in Province 1, 116 in Province 2, and 2,318 in Bagmati Province.
Similarly, Gandaki, Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces reported 130, 393, 99, and 146 new cases respectively.
“Eleven districts—Morang, Sunsari, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Dang, Banke, Rupandehi and Surkhet—have more than 500 active cases,” Gautam said.
“As of Thursday, 314 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 68 patients—56 in Bagmati, six in Province 1, three in Sudurpaschim, two in Lumbini and one in Province 2—are on ventilator support.”
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