Nepal’s Covid-19 toll reaches 1,247 with 17 more deaths; national tally reaches 211,475 with 502 new infectionsWhile 318 individuals infected with the virus are being treated in intensive care units across the country, 38 others are on ventilator support, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal on Tuesday reported 17 more Covid-19-related fatalities, pushing the death toll to 1,247. The country also recorded 502 new cases.
The overall infection tally has reached 211,475 with 30,986 active cases.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 2,878 infected people recovered in the past 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 339 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 289 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 38 in Lalitpur and 12 in Bhaktapur.
As of Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases in the Valley has reached 97,498. While Kathmandu has reported 306 Covid-19-related fatalities so far, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur have recorded 86 and 78 deaths respectively.
According to the ministry, 620 individuals from Bagmati Province, 172 from Lumbini Province, 171 from Province 2, 164 from Province 1, 74 from Gandaki Province, 31 from Sudurpaschim Province, and 15 from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
As of Tuesday, 1,617,023 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 3,112 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours, according to the data released by the ministry.
In the past 24 hours, eight new infections were reported in Province 1, 27 in Province 2, and 380 in Bagmati Province.
Similarly, Gandaki, Lumbini and Sudurpaschim provinces reported 18, 67 and two cases respectively.
Thirteen districts—Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan, Kavre, Kaski, Dang, Rupandehi, Palpa 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 318 individuals infected with the virus are being treated in intensive care units across the country, 38 others—22 in Bagmati Province, seven in Province 1, four in Lumbini Province, two each in Province 2 and Gandaki province, and one in Sudurpaschim Province—are on ventilator support.
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