Nepal Covid-19 tally crosses 16,000

Kathmandu, July 7

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 16,168 as of Tuesday afternoon.

In his daily press briefing in Kathmandu, the ministry’s spokesperson Jageshwor Gautam said 204 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours. In total, over 6,133 swab samples were tested in this period. Nepal has tested 261,861 people for coronavirus so far.

Of the total cases so far, 7,499 people have achieved recovery whereas 36 died, according to him. In the past 24 hours, 688 people have been discharged. Nepal’s current discharge rate is 46.4 per cent.

Other 8,634 cases are active currently.

The disease has spread across all 77 districts of the country. Of them, Mahottari, Rautahat, Palpa, Kailali, Achham, and Bajura have more than 500 active cases each. Terhathum, Bhojpur, Solukhumbu, and Humla do not have any active case.

Over 25,000 people are quarantined across the country, waiting to be tested.

Published on July 7th, Tuesday, 2020 4:22 PM

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