Nepal | January 23, 2021

Record-high surge in single-day Covid-19 cases in Kathmandu valley, 737 infections reported Wednesday

652 infection reported in Kathmandu alone

THT Online
Share Now:

KATHMANDU: Kathmandu valley on Wednesday reported a massive surge in daily coronavirus cases as record-high 737 infections surfaced in the last 24 hours in the three districts.

This is the first time the total cases in the valley topped 700.

Of the total cases reported today, 652 were detected in Kathmandu alone. Likewise, 60 cases were recorded in Lalitpur and 25 in Bhaktapur.

The number of infections detected in the valley in the last 24 hours is 47.8 per cent of the total cases reported in the country on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the valley had witnessed 676 cases.

Kathmandu still remains the district with the most number of live Covid-19 cases in Nepal while the number of active infections is over 6000 in the valley.

As per the Health Ministry’s today’s data Morang, Sunsari, Siraha, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Makwanpur and Rupandehi are the eight districts with over 500 active infections.

Likewise, five districts — Dolpa, Mugu, Humla, Solukhumbu and Mustang — have zero active infections, on today’s date.

Currently, the valley is in a state of semi-lockdown as the government has eased the prohibitory order in the three districts last week.

Nepal reported over 1500 infection in a single day for the first time on Wednesday taking the nationwide Covid-19 tally to 58,327.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Poor leadership to blame for surge in crime: Odd

DHANGADI, JANUARY 21 Nepali Congress Dhangadi Municipal Committee President Nripa Bahadur Odd said that crime had increased after communists offered garlands to criminal-minded people. Addressing a protest assembly in Dhangadi today, Odd said communists had protected rapists, thieves, murderer Read More...

Fauci credits Biden for letting 'the science speak' as new administration puts focus on virus

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden unveiled sweeping measures to battle COVID-19 on his first full day in office on Thursday, with his chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, praising his new boss’ willingness to “let the science speak” in contrast to the Trump administration. Biden said he Read More...

US Ambassador Berry met with PM Oli to discuss Biden priorities  

KATHMANDU: US Ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry met with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to discuss President Biden’s top priorities, on Thursday evening. Issuing a press release, the US Embassy in Nepal stated, Ambassador Berry noted that the Biden administration wants to partner with Nepal and Read More...

Seven more fatalities take Nepal's Covid-19 death toll close to 2000 on Friday

KATHMANDU: Nepal's coronavirus death-toll has advanced to 1,986 with seven more fatalities reported on Friday. Globally, 2.1 million people have lost their lives to Covid-19 while more than 98 million people have been infected by the disease. Today, 302 new coronavirus cases surfaced after whi Read More...

Three cricketers leave for UAE to play T-10 League

KATHMANDU: Former captain of the men's National Cricket Team Paras Khadka along with Kushal Malla and Karan KC have left for UAE to play in the T-10 League Cricket Championship, on Thursday evening. The cricket championship is taking place from January 28 to February 6. Khadka would take on th Read More...

In Pictures: Thousands rally forth in mass protest in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, January 22 Large mass rallies were taken out today by the Dahal-Nepal faction of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) in Kathmandu Valley. See in the pictures are protesters in thousands walking the roads of the capital city to meet at a mass gathering. Also participating in the demon Read More...

302 new cases take nationwide Covid-19 tally to 268,948

KATHMANDU: Nepal on Friday reported 302 new cases of coronavirus infection from across the country. With this, the nationwide infection count has advanced to 268,948. Of the total cases, 133 are females while 169 are males. In the last 24 hours, 112 cases surfaced in Kathmandu valley. The capi Read More...

Kathmandu valley logs 112 coronavirus infections Friday

KATHMANDU: On Friday, 112 individuals --53 women, 59 men --  were reported to have contracted the coronavirus infection in the Kathmandu valley. 90 of the 112 infections surfaced in Kathmandu while 13 and nine cases were detected in Lalitpur and Bhaktapur, respectively. According to the data Read More...