Nepal Covid-19 tally crosses 50k mark, 71% recovered

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

Kathmandu, September 10

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 50,465 as of Thursday afternoon.

The ministry says 1,246 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours. Of them, 572 are from Kathmandu valley.

In this period, 11,144 swab samples were tested. So far 810,485 people have been tested in the country.

Of the total cases so far 35,700 people have achieved recovery whereas 317 died, according to the ministry. In the past 24 hours, 1,818 people have been discharged whereas five deaths have been reported. Nepal’s current recovery rate is around 71 per cent.

The other 14,448 cases are active currently. Of them, 8,010 are hospitalised whereas the remaining 6,438 are in home isolation. Of those hospitalised, 165 are in intensive care units and 21 are on ventilators.

The disease has spread across all 77 districts of the country. Of them, Sunsari, Sarlahi, Kathmandu, Chitwan, and Rupandehi have more than 500 active cases each. Solukhumbu, Manang, Mustang, Myagdi, Dolpa, Mugu, and Humla do not have any active cases.

Over 5,800 people are quarantined across the country, waiting to be tested.

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