Nepal reports 17 more Covid-19-related fatalities to take the death toll to 937; national tally reaches 170,743 with 2,508 new infectionsThe active case count stands at 38,584 with 131,222 people making successful recovery so far, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal on Saturday reported 17 Covid-19-related fatalities taking the death toll to 937. The country also recorded 2,508 new cases, pushing the national infection tally to 170,743.
The number of active cases stands at 38,584 as 131,222 people have made successful recovery—2,264 of them in the past 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, Kathmandu Valley recorded 1,357 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 1,113 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 195 in Lalitpur and 49 in Bhaktapur.
As of Saturday, the number of confirmed cases in the Valley has reached 76,348. While Kathmandu has reported 219 Covid-19-related fatalities so far, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur have recorded 66 and 60 deaths respectively.
According to the ministry, 459 individuals from Bagmati Province, 157 from Province 2, 127 from Lumbini Province, 116 from Province 1, 50 from Gandaki Province, 17 from Sudurpaschim Province, and 11 from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
The country has witnessed 152,749 infections and 897 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 Saturday, 1,443,343 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 9,279 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours, according to the data released by the ministry.
In the past 24 hours, 319 new infections were reported in Province 1, 112 in Province 2, and 1,639 in Bagmati Province.
Similarly, Gandaki, Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces reported 181, 207, 15 and 35 cases today.
Apart from the two districts in Kathmandu Valley, Morang, Chitwan and Kaski districts also reported more than 100 infections in the past 24 hours.
While fourteen districts—Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Kavrepalanchok, Kaski, Nawalparasi (West), Dang, Rupandehi and Kailali—have more than 500 active cases, Manang, Mustang and Bajura do not have any active case, according to the ministry.
As of Saturday, 296 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 69 others—52 in Bagmati Province, nine in Province 1, four in Lumbini, three in Gandaki and one in Sudurpaschim—are on ventilator support.
Nepal on Friday reported 16 Covid-19-related fatalities and recorded 3,517 new cases. The country on Thursday reported 17 Covid-19-related deaths and 2,364 new infections compared to 11 deaths and 1,954 new infections on Wednesday while 14 deaths and 570 new cases were reported on Tuesday.
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