KATHMANDU, Aug 6: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has reported 360 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nepal in the past 24 hours.
According to Dr Jageshwar Gautam, the spokesperson for MoHP, 360 new cases were detected out of 6,622 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests conducted in various COVID-19 laboratories in the past 24 hours.
As of Thursday, a total of 6,296 COVID-19 patients are undergoing treatment in various isolation centers. There are 358 active cases of COVID-19 in Province 1, 2,696 in Province 2, 835 in Bagmati Province, 280 in Gandaki Province, 377 in Province 5, 263 in Karnali Province and 1,490 others in Sudurpaschim Province.
Similarly, as many as 333 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and returned home on Thursday. A total of 15,389 COVID-19 patients have recovered as of Thursday.
In recent days, the cases of COVID-19 have increased in Kathmandu Valley at an alarming rate as a large number of people began returning to Kathmandu Valley after the government decided to lift the 120-day long nationwide lockdown.
The Health Ministry also confirmed five COVID-19 related deaths in Morang, Sarlahi, Dhanusha and Saptari.
A 45-year old man of Rangeli Municipality-8 in Morang district died of COVID-19 on Wednesday. He breathed his last while being taken to Koshi Hospital after he complained of fever and breathing difficulties.
Similarly, another 45-year old man of Biratnagar Metropolitan City and a 65-year old woman of Malangawa in Sarlahi district also died of COVID-19 on the same date. Likewise, a 72-year old man of Mithila Municipality in Dhanusha district also succumbed to COVID-19 on August 1 at Om Hospital in Kathmandu. The deceased was a patient of Asthma and high blood pressure.
In yet another case of COVID-19 death, a 42-year old man of Saptari district died of COVID-19 on Wednesday. With this, as many as 65 people have died of COVID-19 in Nepal as of Thursday.