COVID-19 infection rate up by 2 percent in a day

Published On: April 17, 2021 09:28 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Nepal’s COVID-19 infection rate was 12.8 percent on Thursday which reached 14.61 percent on Friday.

KATHMANDU, April 17: Nepal’s COVID-19 infection rate has increased by two percent taking the national COVID-19 infection rate to 14.61 on Friday.

Of 6,158 COVID-19 tests conducted in the past 24 hours, 900 have tested positive for the coronavirus disease. While 205 of them belong to the age between 20 to 29 years, 193 others are between 30 to 39 years of age. Similarly, 167 of those tested positive for the COVID-19 are those belonging to 40 to 49 years of age and 98 of them are between 50 to 59 years of age. 

According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 81 others are below the age of 20 and 92 are above the age of 60. A total of 427 were tested positive for the virus from among 4,046 COVID-19 tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

Of the 183 tests conducted in Nepalgunj on Friday, 140 turned out to be positive for COVID-19. Similarly, Pokhara recorded 21 new cases on Friday.

Banke districts alone recorded 200 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

There are currently 5,008 people in isolation across the country. Of them, 100 are in ICU and 38 on ventilator support.


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