Kathmandu: Health authorities in Nepal recorded 7,211 new coronavirus cases in the highest single-day spike and 27 fatalities in the last 24 hours.
Coronavirus cases have been increasing in Nepal at an alarming rate, setting a new record in the intraday count. The steady increase in cases will further take a toll on the country’s health system that is already on the verge of collapse.
Registering a steady increase, the active cases have risen to 48,711 as of Sunday afternoon while the death toll has climbed to 3,325, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.
Covid-19 hotspot Kathmandu Valley recorded 3,595 cases—Bhaktapur registered 301 cases, Lalitpur 550, and Kathmandu 2,744 cases.
There are 67 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.
Likewise, 1.616 people recovered in the last 24 hours, taking total recoveries to 283,994.
477 in ICUs, 131 in ventilators
Likewise, of the infected ones, 477 are in ICU beds while 131 others are in ventilators across the country.
It is shared that 54 infected persons are in ICU bed in Province 1, 24 persons in Province 2, 254 in Bagmati, five in Gandaki, 77 in Lumbini, 33 in Karnali, and 30 in Sudurpaschim.
Similarly, the number of COVID-19 patients in ventilator is 14 in Province 1, two in Province 2, 77 in Bagmati, one in Gandaki, 21 in Lumbini, seven in Karnali, and nine in Sudurpaschim.