Nepal reports 21 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 715; national infection tally reaches 126,137 with 4,392 new casesKathmandu Valley recorded 2,402 new infections with 1,784 cases in Kathmandu, 374 in Lalitpur and 244 in Bhaktapur, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal on Friday reported 21 Covid-19-related fatalities taking the death toll to 715. The country’s infection tally climbed to 126,137, with 4,392 new cases reported in the past 24 hours.
The number of active cases stands at 37,382 as 88,040 people have so far made successful recovery—3,522 of them in the past 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health, Kathmandu Valley recorded 2,402 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 1,784 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 374 in Lalitpur and 244 in Bhaktapur.
As of Friday, the number of confirmed cases in the Valley has reached 51,938. A total of 49,440 cases have been detected after the three district administration offices in Kathmandu Valley imposed prohibitory orders on August 19.
The country has witnessed 108,143 infections and 675 deaths since July 22. A total of 17,994 cases and 40 deaths were registered until July 21, when the government decided to end the nationwide lockdown after four months.
As of Friday, 1,254,167 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
“A total of 16,531 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, 596 new infections were reported in Province 1, 109 in Province 2, and 2,812 in Bagmati Province.
Similarly, Gandaki, Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces reported 265, 422, 93, and 95 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 Friday, 315 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 77 others are on ventilator support.”
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