Nepal reports highest ever single-day spike with 8,970 testing positive and 54 deathsThursday is the second consecutive day the country has recorded over 8,000 new infections, with 44 percent of total tests returning positive results.
Nepal on Thursday again reported the highest-ever single day coronavirus infections with 8,970 cases beating the record set on Wednesday with 8,605 cases. Altogether 54 died from Covid-19 complications in the last 24 hours .
Thursday was the third consecutive day with more than 50 deaths and the second day with more than 8,000 infections.
The country’s death toll now stands at 3,529.
According to the Health Ministry, 8,970 people tested positive in 20,367 polymerase chain reaction tests in the last 24 hours. That makes 44 percent of those tested returned positive results.
Similarly, 100 people tested positive in a total of 775 antigen tests.
The countrywide infection tally has now reached 368,580, with the number of active cases at 72,561.
According to the Health Ministry, 292,490 infected people have recovered from the disease so far—2,707 of them in the last 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 3,972 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 3,163 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 567 in Lalitpur and 242 in Bhaktapur.
In the past 24 hours, 4,519 new infections were recorded in Bagmati Province, 2,165 in Lumbini, 612 in Province 1, 610 in Gandaki, 473 in Province 2, 311 in Sudurpaschim and 280 in Karnali province.
As of Thursday, 2,578,418 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
Until Thursday, 652 individuals infected with the virus were being treated in intensive care units across the country. Another 201—125 in Bagmati, 20 in Lumbini, 17 in Province 1, 13 in Gandaki, 12 each in Sudurpaschim and Karnali and two in Province 2—were on ventilator support.
Nepal on Wednesday had recorded 58 Covid-19 related fatalities. Similarly, 55 Covid-19-related deaths and 7,587 new cases were reported on Tuesday and 37 Covid-19 related fatalities and 7,388 new cases were recorded on Monday.Track all Covid-19 cases in Nepal here.