National Covid-19 tally reaches 831,748 with 696 new infectionsAccording to the Health Ministry, the country did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours.
Nepal did not record any Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Population said on Saturday.
The country’s overall death toll due to the Covid-19 related complications stands at 11,602.
In the past 24 hours, the ministry said, the country recorded 696 new coronavirus infections, pushing the overall infection number to 831,748.
Similarly, 248 people tested positive in a total of 3,502 antigen tests, according to the Health Ministry.
According to the ministry, 814,006 infected people have recovered from the disease so far, 297 of them in the past 24 hours.
The active case count stands at 6,140.
The Health Ministry said tests conducted on 250 samples from among the 1,146 infected in the Nepali month of Poush had shown S-gene dropouts. Gene-sequencing performed on 24 samples returned Omicron results in all of them.
Kathmandu Valley recorded 481 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 362 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 94 in Lalitpur and 25 in Bhaktapur.
In the past 24 hours, 33 new infections were recorded in Province 1, 17 in Province 2, 510 in Bagmati Province, 36 in Gandaki, 27 in Lumbini, nine in Karnali and 63 in Sudurpaschim.
As of Saturday, 4,919,776 PCR and 854,595 antigen tests have been carried out across the country. A total of 9,762 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours, according to the data released by the ministry.
Eighty-one individuals infected with the virus were being treated in intensive care units across the country on Saturday. Another 14—three in Province 1 and 11 in Bagmati—were on ventilator support.
Nepal on Friday reported 572 new coronavirus cases. Similarly, 355 new coronavirus cases and three deaths were recorded on Thursday and 291 new coronavirus cases and two deaths were recorded on Monday.
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