Nepal Covid-19 Update: 1573 new cases, 885 discharges, 10 deaths recorded on Sunday
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.
As of today, 988,327 tests through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method have been carried wherein 10,123 tests were carried out in the last 24 hours.
At present, there are 6,281 people under quarantine in various facilities across the country. The number of active cases Nepal, currently, is 19,019.
1,573 new cases of the coronavirus infection were registered today taking the national tally to 73,394.
As many as 885 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 53,8998.
Meanwhile, ten fatalities were reported today with which the covid death tally has now advanced to 477.
Ministry Spokesperson Dr Jageshwor Gautam urged private medical colleges to stop asking students to get RT-PCR tests in order to take part in examinations and not to hurdle between the Ministry's way to control the pandemic situation.
Also, Dr Gautam shared that from now on, reports of both the cases – positive or negative – is to be provided to the associated family members and not to the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division.
He also mentioned that Kathmandu Valley, along with Morang, Surkhet and Chitwan are witnessing heavy increase in the infections, and requested people in the area to be careful and not to allow elderly people to get out of their houses.
As of today, the country has witnessed 73,394 cases of the coronavirus infection while 53,898 people have been discharged from hospitals. Meanwhile, 477 COVID-19 fatalities have been confirmed.