With 1,619 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 765,914The Health Ministry reports 16 new deaths including figures from the past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army.
Nepal on Thursday reported 1,619 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the nationwide infection tally to 765,914.
Similarly, 385 people tested positive in a total of 3,992 antigen tests, according to the Health Ministry.
As of Thursday, 3,936,416 PCR and 477,260 antigen tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 10,658 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 10,786. The number of active cases stands at 33,946.
According to the ministry, 721,182 infected people have recovered from the disease so far; 1,846 of them in the last 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 793 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of these, 541 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 152 in Lalitpur and 100 in Bhaktapur.
In the past 24 hours, 327 new infections were recorded in Province 1, 19 in Province 2, 967 in Bagmati, 158 in Gandaki, 96 in Lumbini, 21 in Karnali and 31 in Sudurpaschim.
According to the data released by the ministry, 19 districts are home to more than 500 active cases each and 20 other districts host more than 200 active cases each.
On Thursday, 544 individuals infected with the virus were being treated in intensive care units across the country. Another 166—40 in Province 1, 100 in Bagmati, five in Gandaki, 10 in Lumbini, five in Karnali and six in Sudurpaschim—were on ventilator support.
Nepal on Wednesday reported 1,648 Covid-19 cases and 20 fatalities. Similarly, 1,523 Covid-19 cases and 20 fatalities were recorded on Tuesday and 1,902 Covid-19 cases and 16 fatalities were reported on Monday.Track all Covid-19 cases in Nepal here.