With 2,335 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 690,642The Health Ministry reports 16 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army.
Nepal on Thursday reported 2,335 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the nationwide infection tally to 690,642.
Similarly, 1,030 people tested positive in a total of 4,687 antigen tests, according to the Health Ministry.
As of Thursday, 3,584,419 PCR and 309,233 antigen tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 9,555 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 16 Covid-19-related fatalities, which included the number of deaths managed by Nepal Army on different dates.
The countrywide death toll has now reached 9,807. The number of active cases stands at 30,390.
According to the ministry, 650,445 infected people have recovered from the disease so far; 1,373 of them in the last 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 860 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of these, 597 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 155 in Lalitpur and 108 in Bhaktapur.
In the past 24 hours, 566 new infections were recorded in Province 1, 41 in Province 2, 1,120 in Bagmati, 419 in Gandaki, 107 in Lumbini and 41 each in Karnali and Sudurpaschim.
According to the data released by the ministry, 11 districts are home to more than 500 active cases each and 23 other districts host more than 200 active cases each.
On Thursday, 636 individuals infected with the virus were being treated in intensive care units across the country. Another 160—46 in Province 1, 86 in Bagmati, 17 in Gandaki, four each in Lumbini and Sudurpaschim and three in Karnali—were on ventilator support.
Nepal on Wednesday reported 2,634 new coronavirus cases and 33 deaths. Similarly, 2,726 new coronavirus cases and 20 deaths were recorded on Tuesday and 2,391 new coronavirus cases and 25 deaths were reported on Monday.
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