Nepal on Thursday reported 167 new Covid-19 cases to take the national tally to 17,344.
“Samples of 27 individuals from Dhanusha, 17 from Nawalparasi (East), 15 from Okhaldhunga, 14 each from Kailali and Kanchanpur, 12 from Rautahat, eight each from Banke and Dadeldhura, six each from Dailekh and Ilam, four each from Achham, Jhapa and Sunsari, three each from Makwanpur, Morang and Surkhet, two each from Baglung, Jajarkot, Parsa and Salyan and one each frm Bajhang, Bara, Bardiya, Dang, Kathmandu, Mugu, Pyuthan, Rukum (West), Rupandehi, Syangja and Udaypur tested positive,” said Dr Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson for the Health Ministry during a regular press briefing on Thursday.
Gautam said 213 people were discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total recovered cases to 11,249. “Currently there are 6,056 active cases in the country,” he said.
According to the ministry, five districts—Bhojpur, Sankhuwasabha, Manang, Mustang and Humla—don’t have any active cases.
The ministry had confirmed Nepal’s 39th Covid related death and 116 new cases on Wednesday. There were 116 cases reported on Tuesday, 144 new cases on Monday and 82 new infections on Sunday. Three Covid-19 related deaths and 70 new cases were recorded on Saturday. Friday saw 118 new cases.
The ministry said 4,981 PCR tests were carried out across the country in the last 24 hours. The total number of PCR tests performed so far has reached 303,810.
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