Nepal reports 21 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 812; national tally reaches 148,509 with 3,637 new infectionsThe active case count stands at 44,877 with 102,820 people making successful recovery so far, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal on Thursday reported 21 Covid-19-related fatalities taking the death toll to 812. The country also recorded 3,637 new cases, pushing the national infection tally to 148,509.
The number of active cases stands at 44,877 as 102,820 people have made successful recovery—3,215 of them in the past 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health, Kathmandu Valley recorded 1,552 new cases in the past 24 hours. Of them, 1,283 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 157 in Lalitpur and 112 in Bhaktapur.
As of Thursday, the number of confirmed cases in the Valley has reached 64,131. A total of 61,633 cases have been detected after the three district administration offices in Kathmandu Valley imposed prohibitory orders on August 19.
According to the ministry, 378 individuals from Bagmati Province, 149 from Province 2, 115 from Lumbini Province, 104 from Province 1, 40 from Gandaki Province, 16 from Sudurpaschim Province, and 10 from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
The country has witnessed 130,515 infections and 772 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 Thursday, 1,350,152 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
“A total of 15,255 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, 1,010 new infections were reported in Province 1, 113 in Province 2, and 1,888 in Bagmati Province.
Similarly, Gandaki, Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces reported 142, 373, 42, and 69 new cases respectively.
Morang and Sunsari districts in Province 1, Makwanpur district in Bagmati Province and Rupandehi district in Lumbini Province saw more than 100 new infections in the past 24 hours.
“Fifteen districts—Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Kavrepalanchok, 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 Thursday, 290 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 77 others—58 in Bagmati Province, eight each in Province 1 and Lumbini, two in Sudurpaschim and one in Gandaki—are on ventilator support.”
Nepal on Wednesday reported 26 Covid-19-related deaths and 5,743 new infections, the highest single day records, compared to 3,093 new infections and eight Covid-19-related deaths on Tuesday 3,790 new cases and 18 deaths on Monday.
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