Nepal records highest single day toll of 37 Covid-19 deaths and record daily surge with 7,388 casesThe countrywide infection tally has reached 343,418, with the number of active cases at 54,041.
Nepal on Monday reported the highest single-day toll of 37 Covid-19-related deaths and another record daily surge of coronavirus cases as the country recorded more than 7000 new infections for two consecutive days.
The country recorded 7,388 new cases in polymerase chain reaction tests and 60 antigen positives. The death toll now stands at 3,362.
The countrywide infection tally has reached 343,418, with the number of active cases at 54,041.
A total of 16,658 PCR and 518 antigen tests were performed in the past 24 hours, according to the data released by the Health Ministry.
That means 44 percent of the total PCR tests returned positive results.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 286,015 infected people have recovered from the disease so far–2,021 of them in the last 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 3,666 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 2,922 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 522 in Lalitpur and 222 in Bhaktapur.
In the past 24 hours, 4,132 new infections were recorded in Bagmati Province, 528 in Gandaki, 1,518 in Lumbini, 587 in Province 1, 327 in Province 2, 254 in Sudurpaschim and 42 in Karnali province.
As of Monday, 2,521,164 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
Until Monday, 578 individuals infected with the virus were being treated in intensive care units across the country. 142 others—88 in Bagmati, 18 in Lumbini, 16 in Province 1, 10 in Sudurpaschim, seven in Karnali, two in Province 2 and one in Gandaki—were on ventilator support.
Nepal on Sunday had reported 27 Covid-19 related fatalities and 7,137 new cases. Similarly, 19 Covid-19 related fatalities and 5,706 new cases were recorded on Saturday and 33 more Covid-19 related fatalities and 5,657 new cases were reported on Friday.
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