Nepal’s Covid-19 toll reaches 411 with 10 more deaths; 1,325 new infections take total cases to 64,122According to the Health Ministry, Kathmandu valley recorded 767 new infections, with 602 new infections in Kathmandu, 101 in Bhaktapur and 64 in Lalitpur districts.
Nepal on Sunday reported 10 more coronavirus-related deaths taking the national Covid-19 toll to 411. Similarly, 1,325 new coronavirus infections were confirmed. The total number of cases has reached 64,122, with 17,478 active cases, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.
The Kathmandu Valley recorded 767 new infections in the past 24 hours. Of them, 602 were confirmed in Kathmandu, 101 in Bhaktapur and 64 in Lalitpur.
As of Sunday, the number of cases in the Valley has reached 16,616. A total of 14,118 cases were detected after the district administration offices in Kathmandu Valley imposed prohibitory orders starting August 19 midnight.
Six women and four men died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry. Among the deceased, three women aged 40, 60 and 63 years and a man aged 82 years were from Kathmandu. Three women— a 75 year-old from Lalitpur, a 72-year-old from Bhaktapur and a 40-year-old—from Palpa also died due to the disease. Three men aged 76, 80 and 67 years from Dhanusa, Chitwan and Rupandehi also succumbed to the disease.
The country has seen 46,128 infections and 371 deaths since July 22. There were 17,994 cases and 40 Covid-19-related deaths until July 21, when the government decided to end the nationwide lockdown after four months.
According to the ministry, 146 individuals from Bagmati Province, 120 from Province 2, 60 from Province 5, 44 from Province 1, 25 from Gandaki Province, 11 from Sudurpaschim Province, and five from Karnali Province have died of Covid-19 so far.
As of Sunday, the government has carried out 914,290 PCR tests across the country.
“A total of 9,584 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours,” Dr Jageshwar Gautam, spokesperson for the ministry, said during a regular press briefing.
In the past 24 hours, 602 individuals from Kathmandu, 113 from Rupandehi, 101 from Bhaktapur, 64 from Lalitpur, 63 from Morang, 32 from Banke, 30 from Kaski, 29 from Surkhet, 26 from Rautahat, 24 from Makwanpur, 21 from Dhading, 19 from Bajhang, 18 each from Siraha and Lamjung, 15 from Chitwan, 14 from Parsa, 12 each from Kapilvastu, Nawalparasi (West), Palpa and Kailali, 11 from Pyuthan, 10 each from Sarlahi and Achham, tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
Infections were also recorded in seven people in Sunsari, six each in Gulmi and Bardiya, five in Saptari, four in Dolakha, three each in Jhapa, Sindhupalchok and Dang districts.
Likewise, two persons each in Panchthar, Dhanusa, Kavrepalanchok and Gorkha, and one each in Udayapur, Terhathum, Bhojpur, Bara, Nuwakot, Sindhuli, Tanahun, Baglung, Syangja, Arghakhanchi and Kalikot also tested positive for the virus.
“Nine districts—Morang, Sunsari, Siraha, Kathmandu, Chitwan, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Makwanpur and Rupandehi—have more than 500 active cases,” Gautam said. “Seven districts—Solukhumbu, Rasuwa, Mustang, Myagdi, Dolpa, Mugu and Humla—don’t have any active cases.”
“As of Sunday, 190 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units across the country and 36 patients—33 in Bagmati, two in Province 5 and one in Province 1 —are on ventilator support.”
So far, 46,233 individuals have made successful recoveries—966 of them in the past 24 hours.
Nepal on Saturday had reported 1,204 new infections and 11 more deaths. On Friday 2,020 new coronavirus infections, the highest single-day spike so far, and seven Covid-19-related deaths were recorded. The country recorded 1,246 new infections and four Covid-19-related deaths on Thursday compared to 1,539 new infections and eight Covid-19-related deaths on Wednesday and 1,459 new infections and 11 deaths on Tuesday.Track all Covid-19 cases in Nepal here.