Nepal Covid-19 tally: 381 new cases, 130 discharged in 24 hours

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

Kathmandu, August 5

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 21,390 as of Wednesday afternoon.

In his daily press briefing in Kathmandu, the ministry’s spokesperson Jageshwor Gautam said 381 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours. Of them, 57 cases are from Kathmandu.

In this period, 6,359 swab samples were tested. So far, 412,953 people have been tested in the country.

Of the total cases so far, 15,156 people have achieved recovery. In the past 24 hours, 130 people have been discharged whereas one death reported. Nepal’s current recovery rate is around 70.8 per cent.

The death toll has reached 60. Gautam confirmed the death of an 18-year-old woman from Pokhariya Municipality-9 of Parsa and a 56-year-old man from Birgunj Metropolitan City-5 of Parsa, who succumbed to the virus on August 3 and August 5 respectively.

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

Over 9,925 people are quarantined across the country, waiting to be tested.

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