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Nepal Covid-19 tally crosses 20,000 mark; 315 new cases in 24 hours

File: Coronavirus tests are underway at a lab in Nepalgunj.

Kathmandu, August 1

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 20,086 as of Saturday afternoon.

In his daily press briefing in Kathmandu, the ministry’s spokesperson Jageshwor Gautam said 315 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours. In this period, 6,993 swab samples were tested. So far, over 380,000 people have been tested in the country.

Of the total cases so far, 14,492 people have achieved recovery whereas 56 died, according to him. In the past 24 hours, 93 people have been discharged.

The other 5,538 cases are active currently.

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, Kavre, Mustang, and Manang do not have any active case.

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