Nepal reports 101 new Covid-19 cases; 285 discharged in past 24 hours

Health Ministry spokesperson Jageshwor Gautam

Kathmandu, July 17

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 17,445 as of Thursday afternoon.

In his daily press briefing in Kathmandu, the ministry’s spokesperson Jageshwor Gautam said 101 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours. In total, 4,688 swab samples were tested at 27 labs across the country in this period. So far, over 300,000 people have undergone PCR tests.

Of the total cases so far, 11,534 people have achieved recovery whereas 40 died, according to him. In the past 24 hours, 285 people have been discharged. Likewise, one person died of the disease in this period.

Nepal’s current recovery rate is 66.12 per cent.

The other 5,871 cases are active currently.

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

Over 22,700 people are quarantined across the country, waiting to be tested.

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