Nepal reports 841 new Covid-19 cases, two deathsAccording to the Health Ministry, the countrywide death toll has now reached 11,604 and the number of active cases stands at 6,755.
Nepal on Sunday reported 841 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the nationwide infection tally to 832,589.
Similarly, 326 people tested positive in a total of 3,784 antigen tests, according to the Health Ministry.
As of Sunday, 4,928,624 PCR and 858,379 antigen tests have been carried out across the country.
A total of 8,848 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 two Covid-19-related fatalities.
The countrywide death toll has now reached 11,604. The number of active cases stands at 6,755.
According to the ministry, 814,230 infected people have recovered from the disease so far; 224 of them in the last 24 hours.
Nepal on Friday reported 24 new Omicron cases. Earlier in December, three Omicron cases were confirmed.
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 615 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of these, 491 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 99 in Lalitpur and 25 in Bhaktapur.
In the past 24 hours, 76 new infections were recorded in Province 1, 26 in Province 2, 646 in Bagmati, 47 in Gandaki, 31 in Lumbini, six in Karnali and eight in Sudurpaschim.
On Sunday, 77 individuals infected with the virus were being treated in intensive care units across the country. Another 16—three in Province 1, 12 in Bagmati and one in Sudurpaschim—were on ventilator support.
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