Nepal’s Covid-19 toll reaches 1,819 with three more deaths; national tally reaches 257,700 with 500 new infectionsAccording to the Health Ministry, 5,434 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours.
Nepal on Saturday reported three more Covid-19-related fatalities, pushing the death toll to 1,819. The country also recorded 500 new cases.
The overall infection tally has reached 257,700 with 6,749 active cases.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 249,132 infected people have recovered from the disease so far; of them 840 in the past 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 267 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 209 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 42 in Lalitpur and 16 in Bhaktapur.
As of Saturday, the number of confirmed cases in the Valley has reached 119,895. While Kathmandu has reported 460 Covid-19-related fatalities so far, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur have recorded 145 and 98 deaths respectively.
According to the ministry, 901 individuals from Bagmati Province, 228 from Lumbini Province, 215 from Province 1, 211 from Province 2, 183 from Gandaki Province, 56 from Sudurpaschim Province, and 25 from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
As of Saturday, 1,905,826 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 5,434 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours, according to the data released by the ministry.
In the past 24 hours, 13 new infections were reported in Province 1, four in Province 2, and 323 in Bagmati Province.
Similarly, Gandaki, Lumbini and Sudurpaschim provinces reported 49,94 and 17 cases respectively.
While Kathmandu has more than 500 active cases, Mugu and Rukum (West) do not have any active case, according to the ministry.
While 228 individuals infected with the virus are being treated in intensive care units across the country, 50 others—29in Bagmati Province, eight in Gandaki, six in Province 1, three in Province 2, two in Lumbini, and one each in Karnali and Sudurpaschim—are on ventilator support.
Nepal on Friday reported eight Covid-19-related deaths and 608 new infections. Similarly, five deaths and 613 new infections were recorded in the country on Thursday and five deaths and 743 new cases on Wednesday.
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