The coronavirus cases in Nepal reached 28,938, including 11,118 active cases, 17,700 recovery cases, and 120 deaths.
Globally, the coronavirus infections crossed the 22 million-mark on Wednesday and spiked up to 22,579,141. The US reported the highest number of infections (5,700,931), followed by Brazil (3,460,413) and India (2,835,822).
Currently, there are 6,486,882 active cases, 15,301,257 recovery cases, and 791,002 deaths across the world.
With 681 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Nepal’s caseload stood at 28,938. The new cases were among the 11,522 samples tested through the PCR method in the last 24 hours.
As many as 120 patients have been discharged from various hospitals and isolation wards in the past 24 hours, taking the total recoveries to 17,700.
Among the 11,118 active cases, 7,987 are in institutional isolation, and 3,131 are in home isolation.
Meanwhile, six patients have lost their lives while undergoing treatment on Wednesday, taking the nation’s death toll to 120.
In the wake of increasing COVID-19 cases in the country, the Nepali Government has instructed all hospital facilities to allocate 20 percent of available beds for the incoming coronavirus patients.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), the Kathmandu Valley registered 159 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.
Among the new cases, Kathmandu district reported 134 cases, while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur witnessed 17 and 8 cases.
In view of the sudden spike in COVID-19 cases, the District Administration Offices issued one-week-long prohibitory order in the Valley effective from Wednesday midnight. Meanwhile, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) said that it is all set to establish a 5,000-bed capacity isolation ward within a week.
KMC Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya said that preparations were in full swing to set up the isolation ward to manage coronavirus infected people in the Valley.
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