Active coronavirus cases in the country drop to 937


The government today revised the death toll from coronavirus infection to 2,684, admitting discrepancy in the reported number of deaths and the actual number of COVID patients who had died.

The health ministry added 619 more deaths to the official data on COVID patients who had reportedly died till yesterday since the contagion was first reported in the country last year.

The data has been updated on the basis of inputs given by those involved in the management of coronavirus infection across the country, the health ministry said.

Health authorities, meanwhile, diagnosed 94 new cases of coronavirus infection across the country today, including 47 in Kathmandu valley. With this, Nepal's COVID caseload has reached 273,760, including 270,139 recoveries and 937 active cases.

Of those testing positive for the contagion in the valley today, 33 are from Kathmandu, 12 from Lalitpur, and two from Bhaktapur.

According to the health ministry, 71 more COVID patients recovered in the past 24 hours. So far, 98.7 per cent of COVID patients have recovered in Nepal. As many as 30,279 COVID patients have recovered in Province 1, 20,605 in Province 2, 148,665 in Bagmati, 18,777 in Gandaki, 30,482 in Lumbini, 6,479 in Karnali, and 14,852 in Sudurpaschim.

The ministry added that 44 COVID patients were under intensive care - 22 in Bagmati, six in Gandaki, 14 in Lumbini, and two in Karnali.

As many as 11 COVID patients are on ventilator support - seven in Bagmati, two in Gandaki, and one each in Lumbini and Sudurpaschim.

According to the ministry, one more COVID patient died in the country today.

A version of this article appears in the print on February 25, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.