Nepal’s Covid-19 toll reaches 1,538 with nine more deaths; national tally reaches 236,246 with 1,490 new infectionsThe active case count stands at 16,547 with 218,161 people making successful recovery so far, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal on Wednesday reported nine more Covid-19-related fatalities, pushing the death toll to 1,538. The country also recorded 1,490 new cases.
The overall infection tally has reached 236,246 with 16,547 active cases.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 218,161 infected people have recovered from the disease so far, with 1,567 of them in the past 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 723 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 531 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 134 in Lalitpur and 58 in Bhaktapur.
As of Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases in the Valley has reached 110,379. While Kathmandu has reported 388 Covid-19-related fatalities so far, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur have recorded 116 and 93 deaths respectively.
According to the ministry, 779 individuals from Bagmati Province, 204 from Lumbini Province, 196 from Province 2, 193 from Province 1, 104 from Gandaki Province, 39 from Sudurpaschim Province, and 23 from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
As of Wednesday, 1,754,630 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 8,300 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours, according to the data released by the ministry.
In the past 24 hours, 568 new infections were reported in Province 1, 13 in Province 2, and 996 in Bagmati Province.
Similarly, Gandaki, Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces reported 87, 151, 4 and 144 cases respectively.
Six districts—Jhapa, Morang, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur and Kaski—have more than 500 active cases. Manang and Dolpa districts do not have any active case, according to the ministry.
While 365 individuals infected with the virus are being treated in intensive care units across the country, 64 others—34 in Bagmati Province, 12 in Gandaki, 11 in Province 1, three in Lumbini Province, and two each in Sudurpaschim Province and Province 2—are on ventilator support.here.