As the coronavirus resurgence sweeps through the nation, Nepal witnessed a sharp rise in new infection cases in recent days.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), Nepal recorded as many as 72 coronavirus deaths in the last three days. A total of 16 people lost their lives to coronavirus in the last 24 hours, and 14 others died on Saturday.
With this, the total coronavirus death toll in the country reached 3,164. Currently, the mortality rate in Nepal has reached 1.05 percent.
Meanwhile, the new coronavirus infection cases in the country stood at 10,332 in the past four days. A total of 3,032 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours, the highest count since the government eased lockdown restrictions.
The Kathmandu Valley recorded the highest 1,498 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, including 1,132 cases in Kathmandu, 270 in Lalitpur, and 96 in Bhaktapur districts.
According to the MoHP, nine districts across the country, including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Morang, Dang, Kaski, Rupandehi, Banke, and Parsa, recorded more than 500 infection cases.
In a bid to deal with the shortage of oxygen amid the coronavirus resurgence, the MoHP is making preparations to procure as many as 20,000 oxygen cylinders from foreign countries.
The Ministry is also planning to procure medical supplies and equipment to tackle the surge in COVID-19 cases.