Kathmandu- The Ministry of Health and Population has recorded 1,120 new cases of coronavirus infection on Wednesday. It is still more by eight than the number recovering normal health condition.
The Ministry updated that 1,108 infected persons recovered their normal health. Ministry Spokesperson Dr Jageshwar Gautam shared this information at a regular press conference on Wednesday. Among the total infection today, 800 are men and 320 women. With this, number of the infected ones reached 41,649.
The total number of the people recovering from the infection has reached 23,290 so far. It is 56 percent recovery.
Currently, 12 districts have more than 500 active cases. They are Morang, Sunsari, Bara, Mahottari, Dhanusha, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Parsa, Chitwan, Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Rupandehi
Meanwhile, seven districts have been free of infection. They are Solukhumbu, Mustang, Bhojpur, Taplejung, Dolpa, Humla and Mugu. Among the infected persons, 144 are receiving treatment at ICU and 18 in ventilator support.
Similarly, there are 10,493 in institutional isolation, 7,615 in home isolation. The number of active infection stands at 18,108.
Meanwhile, the Kathmandu Valley witnessed 388 new cases, where 350 are from Kathmandu, nine from Bhaktapur and 29 from Lalitpur.
12 deaths in latest update
In the latest update, 12 deaths caused by coronavirus have been recorded by the Ministry. Spokesperson Dr Gautam further said those losing lives to coronavirus are six male and six female.
The fatalities are reported from Chitwan, Kathmandu, Tanahu, Kapilvastu, Bara, Bhaktapur,
Dhading. The total number of deaths has now reached 251. It is 0.6 percent of the infected population, Dr Gautam claimed.
Meanwhile, the government has directed district administration offices to impose a prohibitory order in case of more than 500 active cases of Corona Virus and lockdown in case of more than 200 active cases.