Nepal reports 12 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 727; national infection tally reaches 129,304 with 3,167 new casesKathmandu Valley recorded 1,746 new infections with 1,451 cases in Kathmandu, 152 in Lalitpur and 143 in Bhaktapur, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal on Saturday reported 12 Covid-19-related fatalities taking the death toll to 727. The country’s infection tally climbed to 129,304, with 3,167 new cases reported in the past 24 hours.
The number of active cases stands at 38,737 as 89,840 people have so far made successful recovery—1,800 of them in the past 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health, Kathmandu Valley recorded 1,746 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 1,451 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 152 in Lalitpur and 143 in Bhaktapur.
As of Saturday, the number of confirmed cases in the Valley has reached 53,684. A total of 51,186 cases have been detected after the three district administration offices in Kathmandu Valley imposed prohibitory orders on August 19.
According to the ministry, 327 individuals from Bagmati Province, 146 from Province 2, 103 from Lumbini Province, 91 from Province 1, 37 from Gandaki Province, 15 from Sudurpaschim Province, and eight from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
The country has witnessed 111,310 infections and 687 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 Saturday, 1,269,605 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
“A total of 15,438 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, 390 new infections were reported in Province 1, 117 in Province 2, and 1,953 in Bagmati Province.
Similarly, Gandaki, Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces reported 91, 393, 127, and 96 new cases respectively.
“Eleven districts—Morang, Sunsari, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Kaski, Dang, Rupandehi and Surkhet—have more than 500 active cases,” Gautam said. “Mustang district does not have any active case.”
“As of Saturday, 290 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 66 others—48 in Bagmati Province, nine in Province 1, four in Gandaki, three in Sudurpaschim and one each in Province 2 and Lumbini—are on ventilator support.”
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