Nepal sets new daily records for Covid-19 fatality and infection with 26 deaths and 5,743 casesKathmandu Valley also confirmed a record 3,107 new infections in the past 24 hours.
Nepal on Wednesday set new records both in terms of Covid-19 fatalities and infection cases.
Twenty-six deaths, the highest single day record, were reported in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s Covid-19 fatality numbers to 791. The country also confirmed a record 5,743 infections, which takes the national coronavirus infection tally to 144,872.
The number of active cases stands at 44,476 as 99,605 people have made successful recovery—2,996 of them in the past 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health, Kathmandu Valley also set the highest daily infection record in the past 24 hours with 3,107 new cases. Of them, 2,391 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 543 in Lalitpur and 173 in Bhaktapur.
As of Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases in the Valley has reached 62,579. A total of 60,081 cases have been detected after the three district administration offices in Kathmandu Valley imposed prohibitory orders on August 19.
According to the ministry, 362 individuals from Bagmati Province, 149 from Province 2, 113 from Lumbini Province, 102 from Province 1, 40 from Gandaki Province, 16 from Sudurpaschim Province, and nine from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
The country has witnessed 126,878 infections and 751 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 Wednesday, 1,334,897 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
“A total of 20,118 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, 696 new infections were reported in Province 1, 127 in Province 2, and 3,594 in Bagmati Province.
Similarly, Gandaki, Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces reported 349, 591, 206, and 180 new cases respectively.
Jhapa, Morang and Sunsari in Province 1; Chitwan in Bagmati Province; Kaski in Gandaki; Dang, Banke and Rupandehi in Lumbini; and Surkhet in Karnali were the districts to report more than 100 new infections in the past 24 hours.
“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 Wednesday, 269 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 87 others—59 in Bagmati Province, 16 in Province 1, five in Lumbini, four in Gandaki, two in Sudurpaschim and one in Province 2—are on ventilator support.”
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