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1,313 COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment in ICU

Khabarhub

May 16, 2021

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1,313 COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment in ICU

Bhaktapur Hospital's ICU. (File photo)

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KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that there are 1,313 patients undergoing treatment in ICU.

According to Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, the spokesperson at the Ministry, among those in ICU, 380 people are receiving treatment in ventilators.

He said that 145 COVID-19 patients have reportedly succumbed to the coronavirus pandemic in the last 24 hours.

According to the Ministry, the new deaths have taken the country’s death toll to 5,001 as of Sunday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Nepal recorded a total of 7,368 new cases of coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 7,316 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 through the RT-PCR method while 52 have been tested positive through the Antigen method.

According to the Ministry, 1,881 persons in Kathmandu, 436 in Lalitpur, and 292 in Bhaktapur have been tested positive for the pandemic, making the capital valley’s fresh coronavirus cases 2,609 in past 24 hours.

 

Meanwhile, 6,648 persons have returned home after complete health recovery from COVID-19.

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