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Nepal Covid-19 tally hits 18,241 with 147 new cases

Kathmandu, July 23

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 18,241 as of Thursday afternoon.

In his daily press briefing in Kathmandu, the ministry’s spokesperson Jageshwor Gautam said 147 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours. In total, 3,481  swab samples were tested at 28 labs across the country in this period. So far, over 325,000 people have undergone PCR tests.

Of the total cases so far, 12,840 people have achieved recovery whereas 43 died, according to him. In the past 24 hours, 156 people have been discharged whereas one died.

The other 5,358 cases are active currently. Nepal’s current recovery rate is 70.39 per cent.

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

Over 20,800 people are quarantined across the country, waiting to be tested.

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