Upsurge in COVID-19 cases continues, 44,236 across Nepal

Upsurge in COVID-19 cases continues, 44,236 across Nepal

Kalpana Acharya\Kathmandu: Nepal continued to witness a spurt in COVID-19 cases with 1,359 additions and 14 deaths within the past 24 hours.

In the past 24 hours, the Kathmandu Valley reported 454 new cases — 386 in Kathmandu, 32 in Lalitpur and 36 in Bhaktapur.

The country’s total COVID-19 tally has reached 44,236 and 271 deaths, said the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) today (4 September 2020).

“There are 18,404 active cases in the country until Friday, while 25,561 have been successfully recovered and discharged from various hospitals,” said MoHP Spokesperson Dr. Jageshwor Gautam. “As of today, 6,561 people are staying in different quarantine centres and 18,404 in isolation.” A total of 745,490 PCR tests have been carried out across the country so far.

Owing to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, the federal, provincial and local governments continue to impose lockdowns in most of the country.

The districts with more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases are Kailali (1,716), Doti (1,002), Rautahat (1,910), Mohattari (1,371), Rupandehi (1,228), Kathmandu (6,008), Dhanusa (1,755), Parsa (2,451), Dailekh (1,076), Banke (1,152), Kapilvastu (1,154), Morang (1,812), Sarlahi (2,069) and Bara (1,072).

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