Nepal Covid-19 tally: 246 new cases, 111 recoveries in 24 hours

File: A woman’s swab sample is being collected for the coronavirus test, in Kathmandu, in July 2020.

Kathmandu, August 2

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 20,332 as of Sunday afternoon.

In his daily press briefing in Kathmandu, the ministry’s spokesperson Jageshwor Gautam said 246 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours. In this period, 8,861 swab samples were tested. So far, over 391,000 people have been tested in the country.

Of the total cases so far, 14,603 people have achieved recovery whereas 57 died, according to him. In the past 24 hours, 111 people have been discharged whereas one death has been reported. The country’s current recovery date is 71.8 per cent.

The other 5,672 cases are active currently.

Meanwhile, the ministry informs over 10,000 swab samples collected from entry points to Kathmandu are being tested at different labs of the country. The other 10,000 people have been quarantined in different parts of the country waiting to be tested.

The disease has spread across all 77 districts of the country. Of them, Rautahat, and Kailali have more than 500 active cases each. Bhojpur, Sankhuwasabha, Rasuwa, Mustang, and Manang do not have any active case.

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