Nepal Covid-19 tally: 259 new cases in 24 hours, 65 recoveries

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

Kathmandu, August 4

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 21,009 as of Tuesday afternoon.

In his daily press briefing in Kathmandu, the ministry’s spokesperson Jageshwor Gautam said 259 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours. Of them, 62 cases are from Kathmandu.

In this period, 7,687 swab samples were tested. So far, 406,594 people have been tested in the country.

Of the total cases so far, 15,026 people have achieved recovery whereas 58 died, according to him. In the past 24 hours, 65 people have been discharged whereas one death reported. Nepal’s current recovery rate is around 71.5 per cent.

The other 5,925 cases are active currently.

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

Over 10,400 people are quarantined across the country, waiting to be tested.

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