Nepal’s Covid-19 death toll crosses 10,000-mark

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Kathmandu: The Covid-19 death toll in Nepal has crossed the 10,000-mark on Friday, the country’s Ministry of Health and Population said.

A total of 25 people succumbed to the pandemic in the last 24 hours taking the death toll to 10,019. Nepal had reported its first death from the pandemic on May 17, 2020.

Nepal recorded 3,729 cases in the last 24 hours. A total of 2,430 fresh cases were diagnosed with the virus in PCR tests while 1,299 were confirmed positive in the test undertaken through the antigen method. Samples of 9,493 people were tested through the PCR method while 6,182 samples were tested adopting the antigen method.

With this, the number of active cases of coronavirus across the country has reached 34,942. Out of them, 31,427 are in home isolation and 3,515 undergoing treatment at institutional isolation. A total of 732 are receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit while 158 Covid-19 patients are under ventilator support, the Health Ministry said, adding 356 are currently quarantined.

A total of 1,885 people got discharged during the last 24 hours, the Ministry added. The recovery rate has now decreased to 93.7 percent.

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