Nepal posts record-surge of 7,211 daily cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours, transmission rate doubles in a week

Published On: May 2, 2021 05:26 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

28,523 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in past five days

KATHMANDU, May 2: Nepal recorded as many as 7,211 new cases of COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours which is so far the highest daily surge in the country.

According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), as many as 7,137 new cases of COVID-19 were detected through PCR tests and 74 cases through antigen tests in the past 24 hours.

There are currently 48,711 active cases of COVID-19 across the country. Of them, 3,530 are in isolation centers and 45,181 are in home isolation.

Similarly, the health ministry also recorded 27 more fatalities related to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Likewise, there are currently 477 COVID-19 patients in ICU and 131 on ventilators across the country.

The MoHP also maintained that the number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Nepal has increased by 136.8 percent compared to last week. This shows that the COVID-19 infection rate is doubling just in a week.


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