With 2,279 new cases, Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 699,649The Health Ministry reports 23 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army.
Nepal on Monday reported 2,279 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the nationwide infection tally to 699,649.
Similarly, 846 people tested positive in a total of 3,198 antigen tests, according to the Health Ministry.
As of Monday, 3,622,480 PCR and 325,799 antigen tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 10,613 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 23 Covid-19-related fatalities, which included the number of deaths managed by Nepal Army on different dates.
The countrywide death toll has now reached 9,898. The number of active cases stands at 31,629.
According to the ministry, 658,122 infected people have recovered from the disease so far; 1,925 of them in the last 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 770 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of these, 556 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 115 in Lalitpur and 99 in Bhaktapur.
In the past 24 hours, 350 new infections were recorded in Province 1, 26 in Province 2, 1,299 in Bagmati, 402 in Gandaki, 141 in Lumbini, 6 in Karnali and 55 Sudurpaschim.
According to the data released by the ministry, 14 districts are home to more than 500 active cases each and 21 other districts host more than 200 active cases each.
On Monday, 690 individuals infected with the virus were being treated in intensive care units across the country. Another 175—54 in Province 1, 96 in Bagmati, 10 in Gandaki, eight in Lumbini and three in Karnali and four in Sudurpaschim—were on ventilator support.
Nepal on Sunday reported 1,981 new coronavirus cases and 18 deaths. Similarly, 2,280 new coronavirus cases and 23 deaths were reported on Saturday and 2,467 new coronavirus cases and 27 deaths were reported on Friday.
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