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Nepal Covid-19 tally: 1,220 new cases, 917 recoveries, 6 deaths in 24 hours

A computer rendering of the surface of SARS-CoV-2, the virus strain that causes COVID-19. Photo Courtesy: CDC

Kathmandu, September 3

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 42,877 as of Thursday afternoon.

In his daily press briefing in Kathmandu, the ministry’s spokesperson Jageshwor Gautam said 1,228 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours. Of them, 445 are from the Kathmandu valley.

In this period, 13,413 swab samples were tested. So far, 731,852 people have been tested in the country.

Of the total cases so far 24,207 people have achieved recovery whereas 257 died, according to him. In the past 24 hours, 917 people have been discharged whereas six deaths have been reported. Nepal’s current recovery rate is around 56 per cent.

The other 18,413 cases are active currently. Of them, 10,671 are isolated in hospitals across the country. The rest 7,742 are in home isolation.

Of those hospitalised, 141 are in intensive care units and 17 on ventilators.

The disease has spread across all 77 districts of the country. Of them, Morang, Sunsari, Dhanusha, Parsa, Rautahat, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Bara, Chitwan, Rupandehi, Lalitpur, and Kathmandu have more than 500 active cases each. Solukhumbu, Taplejung, Mustang, Dolpa, Mugu, and Humla do not have any active cases.

Over 6,700 people are quarantined across the country, waiting to be tested.

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