With 1,539 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 680,556The Health Ministry reports 18 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army.
Nepal on Sunday reported 1,539 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the nationwide infection tally to 680,556.
Similarly, 698 people tested positive in a total of 3,265 antigen tests, according to the Health Ministry.
As of Sunday, 3,539,083 PCR and 289,729 antigen tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 10,569 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 9,713. The number of active cases stands at 27,228.
According to the ministry, 643,615 infected people have recovered from the disease so far; 2,050 of them in the last 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 624 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of these, 468 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 89 in Lalitpur and 67 in Bhaktapur.
In the past 24 hours, 394 new infections were recorded in Province 1, 66 in Province 2, 695 in Bagmati, 232 in Gandaki, 107 in Lumbini, 26 in Karnali and 19 in Sudurpaschim.
According to the data released by the ministry, 10 districts are home to more than 500 active cases each and 24 other districts host more than 200 active cases each.
On Sunday, 666 individuals infected with the virus were being treated in intensive care units across the country. Another 168—48 in Province 1, 94 in Bagmati, 15 in Gandaki, seven in Lumbini and one in Sudurpaschim and three in Karnali—were on ventilator support.
Nepal on Saturday reported 2,309 new coronavirus cases and 16 deaths. Similarly, 1,982 new coronavirus cases and 18 new deaths were recorded on Friday and 1,855 new coronavirus cases and 24 new deaths were recorded on Thursday.
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