As the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreck Nepal, the country had registered another unwanted milestone yesterday.
In the last 24 hours, Nepal has reported as many as 9,305 new coronavirus positive cases, pushing the country’s total number of active cases over the 100,000 mark.
The Kathmandu Valley recorded the highest 3,924 new cases in the past 24 hours. Of them, 3,250 cases were reported in Kathmandu, 448 in Lalitpur, and 226 in Bhaktapur.
Currently, there are 101,634 active cases in the country. Of them, 94,343 patients are in home isolation and 7,291 in institutional isolation.
Meanwhile, 168 people have succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s death toll to 4,252. This is the second-highest daily fatalities in the country so far. The first highest daily deaths stand at 225, which was recorded on May 11.
Fortunately, 4,444 patients have recovered from the infection in the past 24 hours, taking the total recoveries in the country to 316,463.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, the total coronavirus cases in the country as of today reached 422,349.
As Nepal grapples with the ravaging second wave, support from other countries continues to pour in.
In a meeting of the Foreign Relations Committee under the US Senate on Wednesday, the American Government has allocated USD 10 million (around NPR 1.2 billion) to Nepal to help combat COVID-19.
Likewise, the US Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) has announced USD 2.75 million to Nepal to procure crucial oxygen generating plants, liquid oxygen storage tanks, and oxygen transportation cylinders.
Moreover, the Chinese Government had provided 400 sets of oxygen cylinders, 10 sets of ventilators, and other medical supplies to the Himalayan country.
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