Nepal’s Covid-19 infection tally crosses 200,000 mark with 2,569 new casesTwenty-six more fatalities take the death toll to 1,174, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal’s overall Covid-19 infection tally reached 202,329 with 2,569 new cases reported on Wednesday. The country also recorded 26 fatalities due to Covid-19-related complications in the past 24 hours, pushing the death toll to 1,174.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, the active case count stands at 38,912 after 1,666 infected people recovered in the past 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 1,261 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 976 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 204 in Lalitpur and 81 in Bhaktapur.
As of Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases in the Valley has reached 92,836. While Kathmandu has reported 289 Covid-19-related fatalities so far, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur have recorded 77 and 74 deaths respectively.
According to the ministry, 579 individuals from Bagmati Province, 169 from Lumbini Province, 168 from Province 2, 150 from Province 1, 66 from Gandaki Province, 28 from Sudurpaschim Province, and 14 from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
As of Wednesday, 1,574,295 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 10,081 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours, according to the data released by the ministry.
In the past 24 hours, 446 new infections were reported in Province 1, 73 in Province 2, and 1,468 in Bagmati Province.
Similarly, Gandaki, Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces reported 213, 299, 24 and 46 cases.
Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Morang, Sunsari, Kaski and Dang districts reported more than 100 infections in the past 24 hours.
Fourteen districts—Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Kavre, Kaski, Nawalparasi (East), Dang, Rupandehi and Kailali—have more than 500 active cases. Manang is the only district that does not have any active case, according to the ministry.
While 382 individuals infected with the virus are being treated in intensive care units across the country, 95 others—60 in Bagmati Province, 16 in Province 1, 11 in Gandaki Province, six in Lumbini Province, and two in Province 2—are on ventilator support.
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