Nepal’s Covid-19 toll reaches 1,259 with 12 more deaths; national tally reaches 212,917 with 1,442 new infectionsWhile 326 individuals infected with the virus are being treated in intensive care units across the country, 54 others are on ventilator support, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal on Wednesday reported 12 more Covid-19-related fatalities, pushing the death toll to 1,259. The country also recorded 1,442 new cases.
The overall infection tally has reached 212,917 with 28,878 active cases.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 3,538 infected people recovered in the past 24 hours.
[Number of Covid-19 deaths far higher than what the government claims, officials say]
Kathmandu Valley recorded 1,038 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 822 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 168 in Lalitpur and 48 in Bhaktapur.
As of Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases in the Valley has reached 98,536. While Kathmandu has reported 307 Covid-19-related fatalities so far, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur have recorded 88 and 80 deaths respectively.
According to the ministry, 627 individuals from Bagmati Province, 175 from Lumbini Province, 171 from Province 2, 164 from Province 1, 75 from Gandaki Province, 32 from Sudurpaschim Province, and 15 from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
As of Wednesday, 1,623,754 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 6,731 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours, according to the data released by the ministry.
In the past 24 hours, 56 new infections were reported in Province 1, 41 in Province 2, and 1,172 in Bagmati Province.
Similarly, Gandaki, Lumbini and Sudurpaschim provinces reported 100, 63 and 10 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 326 individuals infected with the virus are being treated in intensive care units across the country, 54 others—29 in Bagmati Province, 12 in Gandaki Province, seven in Province 1, four in Lumbini Province, and two in Province 2—are on ventilator support.
Nepal on Tuesday reported 17 Covid-19-related deaths and 502 new infections compared to nine deaths and 1,197 new infections on Monday and six deaths and 1,477 new cases on Sunday.
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