COVID-19 in Nepal: Daily recoveries on the rise, infection numbers falling

Published On: May 16, 2021 07:35 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 16: Nepal on Sunday reported 7,368 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease. This number is 799 less than ,8167 cases detected on Saturday. Similarly, officials said that 8,520 cases were confirmed on Friday and 8,960 on Thursday. This shows that the daily case count has been slightly falling on a daily basis.

Recovery numbers, on the other hand, are on the rise, the data released by the health ministry shows. On Sunday, 6,648 corona patients gained recovery while the number on Saturday was 5,455. The number of recoveries on Thursday (5,055) rose to 6,135 on Friday, sending some signs of hope amidst the gloomy situation created by the second wave of the disease. 

With Sunday’s updates, a total of 74.7 percent of the infected people --- 339,756-- have won their battle against the deadly disease. As of Sunday, Nepal has witnessed 455,020 cases, of which 110,263 are yet to recover. 

Check the daily recoveries: 

Experts as well as the health ministry officials say that patients normally recover from the coronavirus in two weeks under normal circumstances. It means the recovery number tallied on Sunday (May 16) resembles the number of infections confirmed before May 2. Here is a comparison between the number of new infections before May 2 and recoveries in the past nine days. 

Cases Confirmed             Recoveries 

May 2: 7,211                       May 16: 6,648

May 1: 5,763                       May 15: 5,455

April 30: 5727                    May 14: 6,135

April 29: 4,928                    May 13: 5,055

April 28: 4,897                    May 12: 4,444

April 27: 4,524                    May 11:  5.255

April 26: 3,556                    May 10: 4.007

April 25: 3,122                    May 9: 4,044

April 24: 2,619                    May 8: 3,370

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