COVID-19 has killed more than 500 COVID-19 patients since the first week of October
KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Although daily real-time PCR tests for the confirmation of COVID-19 infection have significantly reduced in recent days, Nepal has diagnosed more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases in just a month.
The COVID-19 case tally advanced to 202,329 on Wednesday afternoon as 2,569 people were diagnosed with this viral disease in the past 24 hours. The country had confirmed the first case on January 23 earlier this year. A China-returnee student was the first to test positive for the virus, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).
The tally surged to 100 onMay 9 as Nepal witnessed only two new cases on that day. No death as a result of COVID-19 infection was reported in Nepal until May 16. The daily count of COVID-19 cases, however, kept on rising day after day in the following days.
With 1,246 new cases confirmed on September 10, Nepal’s national COVID-19 case tally crossed the50,000 mark. As many as 317 people had already succumbed to the viral infection on that day.
Nepal reported 100,000th case of the disease that was first reported in Chinese province of Wuhan on October 9. With 2,059 cases of the COVID-19 reported on the day, Nepal’s coronavirus case tally hit 100,676. The same day also witnessed 600th death due to COVID-19 infection.