Nepal reports 777 new Covid-19 cases, 12 deathsThe rate of infection positivity stands at 12.66 percent.
Nepal on Saturday reported 777 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the nationwide infection tally to 776,325.
Similarly, 217 people tested positive in a total of 3,703 antigen tests, according to the Health Ministry.
As of Friday, 4,014,183 PCR and 508,841 antigen tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 6,137 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 12 Covid-19-related fatalities, which included the number of deaths managed by Nepal Army on different dates.
The countrywide death toll has now reached 10,936. The number of active cases stands at 27,355 and the rate of infection positivity is 12.66 percent.
According to the ministry, 738,034 infected people have recovered from the disease so far; 1,368 of them in the last 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 357 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of these, 230 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 85 in Lalitpur and 42 in Bhaktapur.
In the past 24 hours, 152 new infections were recorded in Province 1, 34 in Province 2, 438 in Bagmati, 83 in Gandaki, 49 in Lumbini, 16 in Karnali and five in Sudurpaschim.
According to the data released by the ministry, 13 districts are home to more than 500 active cases each and 21 other districts host more than 200 active cases each.
On Saturday, 456 individuals infected with the virus were being treated in intensive care units across the country. Another 122-16 in Province 1, 87 in Bagmati, four in Gandaki, 11 in Lumbini and four in Sudurpaschim—were on ventilator support.
Nepal on Friday reported 961 new coronavirus cases and 21 deaths. Similarly, 1,058 new coronavirus cases and 14 deaths were recorded on Thursday and 1,347 new coronavirus cases and 10 deaths were reported on Wednesday.
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