Nepal COVID-19 Update: 1172 new cases, 1893 recoveries, seven fatalities recorded on Wednesday

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Health Ministry, in its regular press briefing, shared the latest updates on coronavirus contagion from across the country, and government’s response to the health crisis.

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A screenshot of today’s media briefing.
A screenshot of today’s media briefing.

As of today, 944,474 tests through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method have been carried wherein 9,497 tests were carried out in the last 24 hours.

At present, there are 7,104 people under quarantine in various facilities across the country. The number of active cases Nepal, currently, is 17,414.

1,172 new cases of the coronavirus infection were registered today taking the national tally to 67,804.

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A screenshot of today’s media briefing.
A screenshot of today’s media briefing.

As many as 1,893 persons earlier diagnosed with the disease, admitted in various healthcare facilities have been discharged following recovery in the last 24 hours. With the recent addition, the national COVID-19 recovery tally has now reached 49,954.

On Wednesday, seven more persons succumbed to the coronavirus infection. With this, Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll has advanced to 436.

Ministry Spokesperson Dr Jageshwor Gautam urged the public to not take the pandemic casually and adopt necessary precautionary measures to ensure safety from the virus as cases of infection are being regularly reported from across the country.

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As of today, the country has witnessed 67,804 cases of the coronavirus infection while 49,954 people have been discharged from hospitals. Meanwhile, 429 COVID-19 fatalities have been confirmed.