No Covid-19 death in Nepal for the first time since August last year213 new infections confirmed in the past 24 hours, Health Ministry says.
Nepal did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Population said on Thursday.
The last time the country saw zero fatality due to the coronavirus disease was on August 3 last year.
The country has recorded 2,020 deaths due to Covid-19 so far. The ministry had reported three deaths due to complications caused by the coronavirus disease on Wednesday, six on Tuesday and ten on Monday.
In the past 24 hours, the ministry said, the country reported 213 new coronavirus infections, pushing the overall infection number to 270,588.
As of Thursday, the active case count stands at 3,203, with Kathmandu leading the number of active infected cases at more than 500.
Kalikot, Rukum (West) and Mugu districts do not have any active cases, according to the ministry.
In the past 24 hours, five new infections were reported each in Province 1 and Sudurpaschim Province, and one each in Province 2 and Karnali.
Similarly, Bagmati, Gandaki and Lumbini provinces reported 147, 24 and 30 cases respectively.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 123 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 107 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 10 in Lalitpur and six in Bhaktapur.
Kathmandu Valley has registered 126,470 Covid-19 cases so far. While Kathmandu has reported 495 Covid-19-related fatalities so far, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur have recorded 160 and 115 deaths respectively.
According to the ministry, 990 individuals from Bagmati Province, 284 from Lumbini Province, 226 from Province 1, 219 from Province 2, 209 from Gandaki Province, 65 from Sudurpaschim Province, and 27 from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
As of Thursday, 2,060,860 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 3,791 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours, according to the data released by the ministry.
Until Thursday, 146 individuals infected with the virus were being treated in intensive care units across the country, 26 others—16 in Bagmati Province, six in Gandaki and four in Lumbini—were on ventilator support.
Nepal started a nationwide Covid-19 vaccination campaign on Wednesday, starting with health workers and those involved in the frontline battle against the coronavirus disease.
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