Nepal’s Covid-19 death toll surges past 1,000 with 20 more fatalities in the past 24 hoursThe national infection tally has reached 179,614 with 3,114 new confirmed cases, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal on Tuesday reported 20 Covid-19-related fatalities taking the death toll to 1,004. The country also recorded 3,114 new cases, pushing the national infection tally to 179,614.
The number of active cases stands at 37,476 as 141,134 people have made successful recovery—3,142 of them in the past 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, Kathmandu Valley recorded 1,468 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 1,242 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 163 in Lalitpur and 63 in Bhaktapur.
As of Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases in the Valley has reached 81,068. While Kathmandu has reported 249 Covid-19-related fatalities so far, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur have recorded 68 and 63 deaths respectively.
According to the ministry, 503 individuals from Bagmati Province, 159 from Province 2, 138 from Lumbini Province, 119 from Province 1, 55 from Gandaki Province, 17 from Sudurpaschim Province, and 13 from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
The country has witnessed 161,620 infections and 964 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, 1,480,978 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 11,166 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours, according to the data released by the ministry.
In the past 24 hours, 307 new infections were reported in Province 1, 100 in Province 2, and 2,032 in Bagmati Province.
Similarly, Gandaki, Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces reported 189, 337, 46 and 103 cases.
Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Morang, Sunsari, Kavre, Chitwan and Rupandehi districts reported more than 100 infections in the past 24 hours.
While fourteen districts—Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Kavrepalanchok, Kaski, Nawalparasi (East), Dang, Rupandehi and Kailali—have more than 500 active cases, Manang and Bajura do not have any active case, according to the ministry.
As of Tuesday, 372 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 68 others—39 in Bagmati Province, 15 in Province 1, eight in Gandaki Province, four in Lumbini Province, and two in Sudurpaschim Province—are on ventilator support.
Nepal on Monday reported 24 Covid-19-related deaths and 2,933 new infections compared to 23 deaths and 2,824 new infections on Sunday. Seventeen people had died and 2,508 others tested positive for Coid-19 on Saturday.
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