Nepal reports 82 new Covid-19 cases; total tally is 16,801

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Kathmandu, July 12

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 16,801 as of Sunday afternoon.

In his daily press briefing in Kathmandu, the ministry’s spokesperson Jageshwor Gautam said 82 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours. In total, 3,816 swab samples were tested at 25 labs across the country in this period. So far, 275,951 people have undergone PCR tests.

Of the total cases so far, 8,589 people have achieved recovery whereas 38 died, according to him. In the past 24 hours, 147 people have been discharged. Nepal’s current discharge rate is 51.1 per cent.

Other 8,174 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. Dhankuta, Bhojpur, Mustang, Manang and Humla do not have any active case.

Over 23,700 people are quarantined across the country, waiting to be tested.

Published on July 12th, Sunday, 2020 4:26 PM

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