So far, Nepal has recorded nearly 24,000 coronavirus cases and 84 deaths. Currently, there are 7,201 active cases and 16,664 recovery cases.
The global COVID-19 cases crossed the 20 million mark on Tuesday and stood at 20,522,191. The overall death toll has now jumped to 745,927. Currently, there are 6,334,351 active cases and 13,441,913 recovery cases across the world.
The three worst-hit countries, the US, Brazil and Indian, together account for 52.2% of all the cases in the world.
While the US has logged 5,305,957 cases and 167,749 deaths, Brazil has recorded 3,112,393 cases and 103,099 deaths.
India, which is currently reporting the highest number of daily infections globally, has recorded 2,328,405 cases and 46,188 deaths.
In a happy turn of events, Russia became the first country to approve a vaccine against coronavirus.
“This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus was registered in Russia,” said President Vladimir Putin during a televised video conference.
Nepal continues to see new heights daily in coronavirus infections.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), Nepal reported 638 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the nation’s caseload to 23,948.
Lately, 171 patients have discharged from various hospitals and isolation centers, taking the total recoveries to 16,664. The COVID-19 recovery rate in the country now stands at 69.6%.
The death toll reached 84 after five deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.
The deaths include
Kathmandu Valley has recorded the highest single-day spike in cases with 134 new infections in the last 24 hours.
According to MoHP, Kathmandu witnessed 110 cases, while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur reported 16 and 8 cases.
With this, the Valley’s coronavirus infection tally surpassed the 1,000 mark.
Uncertainty looms large over domestic and international flight services in Nepal due to a sharp rise in coronavirus cases.
The Nepali Government has decided to extend the ongoing suspension on flight services until September 16.
The move came within two days after the government extended the suspension of flights from August 17 to August 31.