KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population has recorded 1,228 new cases of coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours.
Ministry’s Spokesperson Dr. Jageshwor Gautam shared this information at a regular press conference on Thursday.
Among the total infection today, 834 are men and 394 women. With this, the number of infected ones reached 42,877.
According to Dr. Gautam, two people from Udayapur, seven from Okhaldhunga, 12 from Jhapa, two from Tehrathum, three from Dhankuta, 46 from Morang, six from Sankhuwasabha and 27 from Sunsari in Province 1 have been found infected.
Similarly, the coronavirus has been confirmed in 64 people of Dhanusha, 65 people of Parsa, 71 people of Bara, 20 people of Mahottari, 29 people of Rautahat, one person of Saptari and 109 people of Sarlahi in Province 2.
According to Dr. Gautam, the infection has been confirmed in 357 people from Kathmandu, seven from Kavre, 56 from Chitwan, five from Dolakha, three from Dhading, four from Nuwakot, 42 from Bhaktapur, 22 from Makwanpur, one from Ramechhap, 46 from Lalitpur and three from Sindhupalchowk of Bagmati Province.
Similarly, 31 people from Kaski, five from Gorkha, three from Tanahun, six from Nawalparasi East, nine from Lamjung and one from Baglung in Gandaki Province have been diagnosed positive.
A total of 11 people from Kapilvastu, 10 from Gulmi, 4 from Dang, 9 from Nawalparasi, 2 from Palpa, 2 from Pyuthan, 5 from Bardiya, 8 from Banke and 52 from Rupandehi of Province 5 have been confirmed positive.
Likewise, two from Kalikot, one from Jajarkot, six from Dailekh, two from Salyan and seven from Surkhet of Karnali Province have tested positive.
Similarly, six people from Achham, three from Kanchanpur, 15 from Kailali, four from Doti, two from Darchula, ten from Bajhang and two from Baitadi of Sudurpaschim Province have been found infected.
The total number of people recovering from the infection has reached 24,207 so far The Ministry updated that 917 infected persons recovered in the last 24 hours.
A total of 13,413 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, he said.
The number of active infections stands at 18,413 with 10,671 in institutional isolation and 7,742 in home isolation.
Meanwhile, the Kathmandu Valley witnessed 445 new cases.
In the latest update, six deaths caused by coronavirus have been recorded by the Ministry. Spokesperson Dr. Gautam further said the number of people losing lives to coronavirus has reached 257.
Currently, 12 districts have more than 500 active cases. They are Morang, Sunsari, Bara, Mahottari, Dhanusha, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Parsa, Chitwan, Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Rupandehi.
Meanwhile, six districts have been free of infection. They are Solukhumbu, Mustang, Taplejung, Dolpa, Humla and Mugu.
Among the infected persons, 141 are receiving treatment at ICU and 17 in ventilator support.