Nepal reports highest ever single-day death toll with 55 deaths and record high new cases at 7,587.This is the third consecutive day the country has recorded over 7,000 new infections, with 47 percent of total tests returning positive results.
Nepal on Tuesday reported the highest single-day toll of 55 Covid-19-related deaths and another record daily surge of coronavirus cases of 7,587.
This is the third consecutive day the country reported more than 7,000 new cases.
The country’s death toll now stands at 3,417.
According to the Health Ministry, 7,587 people tested positive in 16,131 polymerase chain reaction tests in the last 24 hours. That makes, 47 percent of those tested returned positive results.
Similarly, 73 people tested positive in a total of 571 antigen tests.
The countrywide infection tally has now reached 351,005, with the number of active cases at 59,798.
According to the Health Ministry, 287,790 infected people have recovered from the disease so far–1,775 of them in the last 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 3,893 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 2,779 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 601 in Lalitpur and 513 in Bhaktapur.
In the past 24 hours, 4,578 new infections were recorded in Bagmati Province, 418 in Gandaki, 1,009 in Lumbini, 607 in Province 1, 436 in Province 2, 326 in Sudurpaschim and 213 in Karnali province.
As of Tuesday, 2,537,295 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
Until Tuesday, 616 individuals infected with the virus were being treated in intensive care units across the country. 179 others—124 in Bagmati, 18 in Province 1, 16 in Lumbini, 10 in Sudurpaschim, seven in Karnali, two each in Province 2 and Gandaki—were on ventilator support.
Nepal on Monday had recorded 37 Covid-19-related deaths and 7,388 new cases. Similarly, 27 Covid-19 related fatalities and 7,137 new cases were reported on Sunday and 19 Covid-19 related fatalities and 5,706 new cases were recorded in the country on Saturday.
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