Nepal’s Covid-19 infection tally reaches 139,129 with 3,093 new cases; eight more fatalities take the death toll to 765Kathmandu Valley recorded 1,702 new infections with 1,431 cases in Kathmandu, 148 in Bhaktapur and 123 in Lalitpur, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal on Tuesday reported eight Covid-19-related fatalities, taking the death toll to 765. The country’s infection tally climbed to 139,129, with 3,093 new cases reported in the past 24 hours.
The number of active cases stands at 41,755 as 96,609 people have made successful recovery—2,108 of them in the past 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health, Kathmandu Valley recorded 1,702 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 1,431 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 148 in Bhaktapur and 123 in Lalitpur.
As of Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases in the Valley has reached 59,472. A total of 56,974 cases have been detected after the three district administration offices in Kathmandu Valley imposed prohibitory orders on August 19.
According to the ministry, 348 individuals from Bagmati Province, 148 from Province 2, 107 from Lumbini Province, 99 from Province 1, 39 from Gandaki Province, 15 from Sudurpaschim Province, and nine from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
The country has witnessed 121,135 infections and 725 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 Tuesday, 1,314,779 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
“A total of 13,861 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours,” Dr Jageshwar Gautam, spokesperson for the ministry, said during regular press briefing.
In the past 24 hours, 640 new infections were reported in Province 1, 75 in Province 2, and 2,012 in Bagmati Province.
Similarly, Gandaki, Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces reported 86, 116, 49, and 115 new cases respectively.
“Fifteen districts—Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Kavre, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Kaski, Dang, Rupandehi, Banke, Kailali and Surkhet—have more than 500 active cases,” Gautam said. “Mustang district does not have any active case.”
“As of Tuesday, 273 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 78 others—49 in Bagmati Province, 16 in Province 1, five in Lumbini, four in Gandaki, three in Sudurpaschim and one in Province 2—are on ventilator support.”
Nepal on Monday reported 3,790 new Covid-19 cases and 18 deaths. The country on Sunday had reported 2,942 new infections and 12 Covid-19-related fatalities compared to 3,167 new Covid-19 cases and 12 fatalities on Saturday and 21 Covid-19-related deaths and 4,392 new infections on Friday.
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