With 1,718 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 648,085The Health Ministry reports 15 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army.
Nepal on Tuesday reported 1,718 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the nationwide infection tally to 648,085.
Similarly, 916 people tested positive in a total of 5,082 antigen tests, according to the Health Ministry.
As of Tuesday, 3,383,544 PCR and 213,358 antigen tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 7,503 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry.
In its regular situation report, the ministry did not mention the death toll over the past 24 hours. It, however, reported 15 Covid-19-related fatalities, which included the number of deaths managed by Nepal Army on different dates.
The countrywide death toll has now reached 9,263. The number of active cases stands at 25,828.
According to the ministry, 612,994 infected people have recovered from the disease so far; 1,565 of them in the last 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 499 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of these, 365 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 105 in Lalitpur and 29 in Bhaktapur.
In the past 24 hours, 487 new infections were recorded in Province 1, 52 in Province 2, 771 in Bagmati, 217 in Gandaki, 115 in Lumbini, 57 in Karnali and 23 Sudurpaschim.
According to the data released by the ministry, eight districts are home to more than 500 active cases each and 24 other districts host more than 200 active cases each.
On Tuesday, 567 individuals infected with the virus were being treated in intensive care units across the country. Another 171—51 in Province 1, 97 in Bagmati, eight in Gandaki, 10 in Lumbini, one in Karnali, and four in Sudurpaschim—were on ventilator support.
Nepal on Monday reported 1,745 new coronavirus cases and 23 deaths. Similarly, 1,042 new coronavirus cases and 27 new deaths were reported on Sunday and 1,527 new coronavirus cases and 19 deaths were recorded on Saturday.
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