Nepal sets new daily record for Covid-19 fatality with 30 deathsThe national infection tally has reached 182,923 with 3,309 new confirmed cases, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal on Wednesday reported 30 Covid-19-related fatalities, the highest single day record, taking the death toll to 1,034. The country also recorded 3,309 new cases, pushing the national infection tally to 182,923.
The number of active cases stands at 36,911 as 144,978 people have made successful recovery so far—3,844 of them in the past 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, Kathmandu Valley recorded 1,878 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 1,570 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 189 in Lalitpur and 119 in Bhaktapur.
As of Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases in the Valley has reached 82,946. While Kathmandu has reported 256 Covid-19-related fatalities so far, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur have recorded 68 and 64 deaths respectively.
The country has reported 97 deaths due to Covid-19-related complications in the past four days.
According to the ministry, 514 individuals from Bagmati Province, 159 from Province 2, 144 from Lumbini Province, 127 from Province 1, 59 from Gandaki Province, 18 from Sudurpaschim Province, and 13 from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
The country has witnessed 164,929 infections and 994 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, 1,494,122 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 13,144 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours, according to the data released by the ministry.
In the past 24 hours, 408 new infections were reported in Province 1, 80 in Province 2, and 2,211 in Bagmati Province.
Similarly, Gandaki, Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces reported 305, 249, 20 and 36 cases.
Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Morang, Sunsari, Kaski and Rupandehi districts reported more than 100 infections in the past 24 hours.
While thirteen districts—Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Kavrepalanchok, Kaski, Nawalparasi (East), Dang, and Rupandehi—have more than 500 active cases, Manang and Bajura do not have any active case, according to the ministry.
As of Wednesday, 379 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country. Seventy-eight others—50 in Bagmati Province, 13 in Province 1, eight in Gandaki Province, four in Lumbini Province, and three in Sudurpaschim Province—are on ventilator support.
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