COVID-19 Updates: Nepal confirms COVID-19 3,051 cases out of 13,068 tests carried out on Thursday

Published On: November 5, 2020 05:07 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

The Kathmandy Valley alone confirms 44.6 percent of the total cases across the country.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Nepal’s COVID-19 tally has advanced to 185,974 with 3,051 more people testing positive for the disease in the past 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP). 

Of the total 13,068 real time polymerase chain reaction tests carried out in 70 labs across the country in the past one day, 1,842 males and 1,209 females were diagnosed with the viral infection. 

The country has so far conducted a total 1,507,190 PCR tests to confirm the infection since the first test had been carried out on January 23 earlier this year.

The country has reported a total of 148,408 recoveries including 3,430 and 1,052 fatalities as of Thursday. The number of deaths reported in the past 24 hours stood at 18, according to the ministry. The country witnessed the highest number of deaths -- 30 --- on November 4 since the first death case due to COVID-19 was confirmed earlier on May 16. 

Meanwhile, the Kathmandu Valley--the federal capital of the country-- added 1,878 new cases where 1,141 males and 737 females were diagnosed with this pandemic in the past 24 hours. This takes the total number to 82,946-- 44.6 percent of the total infections reported in the country. The Valley has turned into the COVID-19 hotspot following the government’s decision on July 21 to lift the four-month-long nationwide lockdown.

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