Nepal reports another record infections with 9,023 testing positive and 50 deathsFriday is the first time that the country crossed the 9,000-mark in new Covid-19 cases. Of the total PCR tests, 45 percent returned positive results.
Nepal on Friday reported the highest-ever single day coronavirus infections with 9,023 cases beating the record set on Thursday with 8,970 cases. Altogether 50 died from Covid-19 complications in the last 24 hours.
Friday was the fourth consecutive day with more than 50 deaths and the first time the 9,000-mark was crossed.
The country’s death toll now stands at 3,579.
According to the Health Ministry, 9,023 people tested positive in 19,987 polymerase chain reaction tests in the last 24 hours. That makes 45 percent of those tested returned positive results.
Similarly, 173 people tested positive in a total of 495 antigen tests.
The countrywide infection tally has now reached 377,603, with the number of active cases at 78,629.
According to the Health Ministry, 295,395 infected people have recovered from the disease so far—2,905 of them in the last 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 4,106 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 3,089 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 643 in Lalitpur and 374 in Bhaktapur.
In the past 24 hours, 4,994 new infections were recorded in Bagmati Province, 1,622 in Lumbini, 799 in Gandaki, 715 in Province 1, 433 in Province 2, 406 in Sudurpaschim and 54 in Karnali province.
As of Friday, 2,598,405 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
On Friday, 728 individuals infected with the virus were being treated in intensive care units across the country. Another 231—139 in Bagmati, 22 in Lumbini, 19 in Province 1, 14 in Gandaki, 13 in Sudurpaschim and 12 each in Province 2 and Karnali—were on ventilator support.
Nepal on Thursday had reported 54 Covid-19 related fatalities and 8,970 new cases. Similarly, 58 Covid-19 related fatalities and 8,605 new cases were recorded on Wednesday and 55 Covid-19-related deaths and 7,587 new cases were reported on Tuesday.
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