Nepal’s Covid-19 toll reaches 3,632 with 53 more deathsWith 8,287 new infections recorded out of 17,315 PCR tests conducted in the past 24 hours, the positivity rate was 48 percent, the highest till date, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.
Nepal on Saturday reported 53 more Covid-19 related fatalities, pushing the death toll to 3,632. The country also recorded 8,287 new cases and 131 antigen positives.
The overall infection tally has reached 385,890 with 83,493 active cases.
According to the Health Ministry, 8,287 people tested positive in 17,315 polymerase chain reaction tests in the last 24 hours. That makes 48 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 385,890, with the number of active cases at 83,493.
According to the Health Ministry, 298,765 infected people have recovered from the disease so far—3,370 of them in the last 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 3,113 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 2,270 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 462 in Lalitpur and 381 in Bhaktapur.
In the past 24 hours, 3,774 new infections were recorded in Bagmati Province, 1,984 in Lumbini, 768 in Province 1, 757 in Karnali province, 396 in Province 2, 385 in Gandaki, 222 in Sudurpaschim.
As of Saturday, 2,615,720 PCR tests have been carried out across the country.
On Saturday, 758 individuals infected with the virus were being treated in intensive care units across the country. Another 231—120 in Bagmati, 35 in Province 2, 20 each in Lumbini and Province 1,13 each in Gandaki and Sudurpaschim and 10 in Karnali—were on ventilator support.
Nepal on Friday had reported 50 deaths Covid-19 related fatalities and 9,023 new cases. Similarly, 54 Covid-19 related fatalities and 8,970 new cases were recorded on Thursday and 58 Covid-19-related deaths and 8,605 new cases were reported on Wednesday.Track all Covid-19 cases in Nepal here.