Nepal’s Covid-19 toll reaches 1,298 with 22 more deaths; national tally reaches 216,965 with 1,945 new infectionsWith 1,107 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, the number of confirmed cases in the Kathmandu Valley has crossed 100,000 mark, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal on Friday reported 22 more Covid-19-related fatalities, pushing the death toll to 1,298. The country also recorded 1,945 new cases.
The overall infection tally has reached 216,965 with 24,665 active cases.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 5,364 infected people recovered in the past 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 1,107 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 862 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 174 in Lalitpur and 71 in Bhaktapur.
As of Friday, the number of confirmed cases in the Valley has reached 100,872. While Kathmandu has reported 316 Covid-19-related fatalities so far, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur have recorded 89 and 83 deaths respectively.
According to the ministry, 643 individuals from Bagmati Province, 179 from Lumbini Province, 174 from Province 2, 169 from Province 1, 82 from Gandaki Province, 36 from Sudurpaschim Province, and 15 from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
As of Friday, 1,643,899 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 10,340 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours, according to the data released by the ministry.
In the past 24 hours, 168 new infections were reported in Province 1, 59 in Province 2, and 1,317 in Bagmati Province.
Similarly, Gandaki, Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces reported 145, 181, 12 and 63 cases respectively.
Twelve districts—Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan, Kavre, Kaski, 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 403 individuals infected with the virus are being treated in intensive care units across the country, 63 others—38 in Bagmati Province, 12 in Gandaki Province, six in Province 1, five in Lumbini Province, and one each in Province 2 and Sudurpaschim Province—are on ventilator support.
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