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Nepal reports 116 new Covid-19 cases; tally hits 17,177

A computer rendering of the surface of SARS-CoV-2, the virus strain that causes COVID-19. Photo Courtesy: CDC

Kathmandu, July 15

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 17,177 as of Wednesday 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, 5,090 swab samples were tested at 26 labs across the country in this period. So far, 298,829 people have undergone PCR tests.

Of the total cases so far, 11,025 people have achieved recovery whereas 39 died, according to him. In the past 24 hours, 697 people have been discharged. Nepal’s current recovery rate is 64.2 per cent.

Other 6,113 cases are active currently.

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

Over 24,500 people are quarantined across the country, waiting to be tested.

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