Nepal reports 116 new Covid-19 cases; tally hits 17,061

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

Kathmandu, July 14

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 17,061 as of Tuesday afternoon.

In his daily press briefing in Kathmandu, the ministry’s spokesperson Jageshwor Gautam said 116 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours. In total, 4,361 swab samples were tested at 25 labs across the country in this period. So far, over 280,000 people have undergone PCR tests.

Of the total cases so far, 10,328 people have achieved recovery whereas 38 died, according to him. In the past 24 hours, 34 people have been discharged. Nepal’s current recovery rate is 60.53 per cent.

Other 6,695 cases are active currently.

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

Over 24,700 people are quarantined across the country, waiting to be tested.

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