Nepal’s Covid-19 infection tally reaches 132,246 with 2,942 new cases; 12 more fatalities to take the death toll to 739Kathmandu Valley recorded 1,698 new infections with 1,469 cases in Kathmandu, 130 in Lalitpur and 99 in Bhaktapur, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal on Sunday reported 12 Covid-19-related fatalities taking the death toll to 739. The country’s infection tally climbed to 132,246, with 2,942 new cases reported in the past 24 hours.
The number of active cases stands at 39,353 as 92,166 people have made successful recovery—2,326 of them in the past 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health, Kathmandu Valley recorded 1,698 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 1,469 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 130 in Lalitpur and 99 in Bhaktapur.
As of Sunday, the number of confirmed cases in the Valley has reached 55,382. A total of 52,884 cases have been detected after the three district administration offices in Kathmandu Valley imposed prohibitory orders on August 19.
According to the ministry, 332 individuals from Bagmati Province, 147 from Province 2, 106 from Lumbini Province, 92 from Province 1, 39 from Gandaki Province, 15 from Sudurpaschim Province, and eight from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
The country has witnessed 114,252 infections and 699 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 Sunday, 1,283,354 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
“A total of 14,875 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, 262 new infections were reported in Province 1, 31 in Province 2, and 1,914 in Bagmati Province.
Similarly, Gandaki, Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces reported 172, 337, 145, and 81 new cases respectively.
“Twelve districts—Morang, Sunsari, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Kaski, Dang, Banke, Rupandehi and Surkhet—have more than 500 active cases,” Gautam said. “Mustang district does not have any active case.”
“As of Sunday, 301 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 66 others—46 in Bagmati Province, 11 in Province 1, four in Gandaki, three in Sudurpaschim and two in Lumbini—are on ventilator support.”
Nepal on Saturday reported 3,167 new Covid-19 cases and 12 fatalities. The country Nepal on Friday had reported 21 Covid-19-related deaths and 4,392 new infections compared to 19 deaths and 3,749 new cases on Thursday and 2,638 new infections and 12 deaths on Wednesday.
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