Nepal reported eight more Covid-19-related deaths on Sunday, taking the toll to 157. Meanwhile, 743 new cases, 224 infections in Kathmandu Valley alone, were reported in the past 24 hours, taking the national tally to 32,678.
The Health Ministry said that a woman and three men from Rupandehi, a 48-year-old woman from Kathmandu, a 70-year-old woman from Parsa, a 68-year-old from Sunsari, and a 65-year-old man from Morang succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours.
According to the ministry, 65 individuals from Province 2, 32 from Bagmati Province, 21 from Province 5, 18 from Province 1, eight each from Sudurpaschim and Gandaki provinces and four from Karnali have died from Covid-19-related conditions so far.
“A total of 10,234 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests were carried out in the past 24 hours,” said Health Ministry spokesperson Dr Jageshwar Gautam, during a regular press briefing. So far, 610,469 PCR tests have been performed in the country.
Samples of 177 individuals from Kathmandu, 94 from Bara, 79 from Kailali, 34 Parsa, 33 from Lalitpur, 32 from Chitwan, 31 from Morang, 23 from Sunsari, 19 each from Jajarkot and Kanchanpur; 18 each from Makwanpur and Rukum (West); 15 from Saptari, 14 from Bhaktapur, 11 from Surkhet, 10 from Siraha, nine from Kapilvastu, eight each from Sarlahi and Banke; six from Rupandehi, five each from Sindhupalchok, Jhapa, Dhanusha, Rautahat, Kavrepalanchok, Nawalparasi (East) and Nawalparasi (East); four each from Khotang, Gulmi and Dadeldhura; three each from Dhankuta, Sankhuwasabha, Ramechhap, Dhading, Kaski, Baglung, Palpa and Rolpa; and one each from Ilam, Udayapur, Dolaha, Gorkha, Myagdi, Syangja, Argakhanchi, Bardiya, Darchula and Bajura tested positive for the coronavirus.
So far, 18,806 individuals have made successful recoveries after being diagnosed with Covid-19. According to the ministry, 175 Covid patients were discharged from various hospitals in the last 24 hours. There are 13,715 active cases in the country.
Gautam said, “138 patients are undergoing treatment at intensive care units in various hospitals across the country while 15 patients in Bagmati Province are being treated with ventilator support.”
Two districts—Mustang and Humla—don’t have any active cases, according to the ministry.
Nepal had reported 818 new infections and three deaths on Sunday. The country on Saturday recorded nine Covid-19-related deaths and 634 new infections. There were 11 Covid-19-related deaths and 838 new infections on Friday. Thursday saw six Covid-19-related deaths and 707 new cases, compared to six covid-19-related deaths and 681 new cases on Wednesday, and 1,016 new infections and six deaths on Tuesday.