Nepal reports 17 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 829; national tally reaches 153,008 with 4,499 new infectionsThe active case count stands at 46,691 with 105,488 people making successful recovery so far, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal on Friday reported 17 Covid-19-related fatalities taking the death toll to 829. The country also recorded 4,499 new cases, pushing the national infection tally to 153,008.
The number of active cases stands at 46,691 as 105,488 people have made successful recovery—2,668 of them in the past 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, Kathmandu Valley recorded 2,720 new cases in the past 24 hours. Of them, 2,357 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 236 in Lalitpur and 127 in Bhaktapur.
As of Friday, the number of confirmed cases in the Valley has reached 66,851. A total of 64,353 cases have been detected after the three district administration offices in Kathmandu Valley imposed prohibitory orders on August 19.
According to the ministry, 391 individuals from Bagmati Province, 149 from Province 2, 117 from Lumbini Province, 106 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 135,014 infections and 789 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 Friday, 1,367,016 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 16,863 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours, according to the data released by the ministry on Friday evening.
In the past 24 hours, 480 new infections were reported in Province 1, 117 in Province 2, and 3,225 in Bagmati Province.
Similarly, Gandaki, Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces reported 140, 428, 22, and 87 new cases respectively.
Morang and Sunsari districts in Province 1, Kavre and Chitwan in Bagmati Province and Rupandehi in Lumbini Province saw more than 100 new infections in the past 24 hours.
While fifteen districts—Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Kavrepalanchok, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Kaski, Dang, Rupandehi, Banke, Kailali and Surkhet—have more than 500 active cases, Mustang does not have any active case, according to the Ministry.
As of Friday, 290 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 69 others—47 in Bagmati Province, nine in Province 1, eight in Lumbini Province, two each in Province 2 and Sudurpaschim and one in Gandaki—are on ventilator support.
Nepal on Thursday reported 21 Covid-19-related deaths and 3,637 new infections compared to 26 deaths and 5,743 new infections, the highest single day records, on Wednesday and 3,093 new infections and eight deaths on Tuesday.
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