KATHMANDU, Nov 8: As many as 544 new COVID-19 cases were reported among Nepalis abroad last week amid the second wave of the coronavirus infection in the western belt of the world.
According to the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), one more Nepali abroad succumbed to this infection last week while fresh cases were reported in Spain, the Netherlands, Austria, and Denmark, among others.
The Health Committee of the NRNA said that 163 COVID-19 infected Nepalis abroad gained recovery during the period.
Dr Sanjeev Sapkota, committee coordinator, shared that the COVID-19 caseload among Nepalis in a total of 44 countries stands at 44,113. Among them 40,728 (92 per cent) have recovered.
Altogether 285 COVID-19 infected Nepalis in 18 countries lost their lives to this flu-like infection.
In Nepal, the COVID-19 tally on Saturday reached 191,636 while 155,114 of them have gained full recovery. As of Saturday evening, 1,087 Nepalis have died due to the coronavirus infection.
Meanwhile, the NRNA has handed over 10,000 pieces of antigen to the Ministry of Health and Population. The substance which stimulates the production of an antibody when introduced into the body was received from Japan.
NRNA Vice-President Dr Badri KC handed over the antigen amounting to Rs 10 million to Minister of State for Health and Population, Nawaraj Rawat.