With 90 new cases, Nepal records highest single day Covid-19 surge; national tally jumps to 772The virus has now spread to 46 districts, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal on Tuesday recorded 90 new Covid-19 cases, the highest in a single day, taking the national tally to 772.
“Samples of 90 individuals from 15 district tested positive for the virus at different laboratories across the country,” said Dr Bikas Devkota, spokesperson for the Health Ministry, at a regular press briefing on Tuesday.
Prior to this, May 12, with 83 cases reported, had the highest number of cases reported in a single day.
Twenty-six individuals from Kapilvastu, 22 from Rautahat, 12 from Surkhet, eight from Banke, five from Siraha, three from Bara, two from Jumla but currently working in Bara, two individuals each from Mahottari, Gulmi, Argakhachi and Syanga, one each from from Dhanusha, Rupandehi, Kailali and Achham tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, said Devkota.
Samples from a 70-year-old man who had died on May 17 tested positive for Covid-19, according to Devkota.
According to the Health Ministry, the virus has now spread to 46 districts. The government has anticipated an exponential rise in Covid-19 cases throughout the country—1,000 within a week and around 2,000 in 10 days.
Banke has so far reported 154 cases, the highest in the country. The number of cases in Kapilvastu is 109. 95 cases have been reported in Parsa, 71 in Rautahat and 44 in Rupandehi. Bara has reported 42 cases with one death, and Jhapa has reported 36 cases, while 34 cases have been reported in Sarlahi, along with 33 in Udayapur.
Meanwhile, 155 patients from across the country have recovered, said Devkota.
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