With 1,690 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 657,139The Health Ministry reports 18 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army.
Nepal on Monday reported 1,690 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the nationwide infection tally to 657,139.
Similarly, 680 people tested positive in a total of 3,895 antigen tests, according to the Health Ministry.
As of Monday, 3,423,164 PCR and 238,672 antigen tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 7,689 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 18 Covid-19-related fatalities, which included the number of deaths managed by Nepal Army on different dates.
The countrywide death toll has now reached 9,400. The number of active cases stands at 26,712.
According to the ministry, 621,027 infected people have recovered from the disease so far; 1,133 of them in the last 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 433 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of these, 289 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 90 in Lalitpur and 54 in Bhaktapur.
In the past 24 hours, 447 new infections were recorded in Province 1, 48 in Province 2, 718 in Bagmati, 286 in Gandaki, 155 in Lumbini, 12 in Karnali and 24 in Sudurpaschim.
According to the data released by the ministry, nine districts are home to more than 500 active cases each and 26 other districts host more than 200 active cases each.
On Monday, 549 individuals infected with the virus were being treated in intensive care units across the country. Another 163—51 in Province 1, 89 in Bagmati, 11 in Gandaki, eight in Lumbini and two each in Karnali and Sudurpaschim—were on ventilator support.
Nepal on Sunday reported 1,237 new coronavirus cases and 20 new deaths. Similarly, 1,353 new coronavirus cases and 22 deaths were recorded on Saturday and 1,479 new coronavirus cases and 20 deaths were reported on Friday.
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