The country recorded 3,840 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday
KATHMANDU, July 28: The number of new COVID-19 cases in Nepal has been increasing alarmingly in recent days.
Nepal recorded 3,840 new cases of COVID-19 along with 1,993 recoveries and 33 deaths due to COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to the latest data of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).
With this, Nepal’s COVID-19 casetally has reached 746,697 including 649,072 recoveries and 9,771deaths.
As many as 10,886 PCR tests and 4,922 antigen tests were conducted on Wednesday, according to the health ministry. As many as 2,634 PCR and 1,026 antigen tests turned out to be positive for COVID-19.
Likewise, the Kathmandu Valley recorded 859 new cases of COVID-19 on the same day. Of them, 559 were detected in Kathmandu, 94 in Bhaktapur and 206 in Lalitpur districts.
There are currently 26,652 COVID-19 patients in home isolation, 2,792 in institutional isolation, 168 on ventilators and 611 in ICUs across the country as of Wednesday afternoon.
Speaking during a virtual COVID-19 briefing by the health ministry, Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari, joint spokesperson for the ministry, urged the general public to follow COVID-19 safety protocols as the country is likely to witness a third wave of COVID-19.