The global coronavirus death toll has crossed 700,000-mark and stood at 711,622, with the US, Brazil, India, and Mexico leading the rise in fatalities.
According to the calculations from the last two weeks, nearly 5,900 people have lost their lives every 24 hours on an average. This equates to 247 deaths per hour, or one death every 15 seconds.
As of today, the coronavirus pandemic has infected 18,999,962 people globally. Currently, there are 6,101,269 active cases and 12,187,071 recovery cases.
Nepal continues to witness a rise in coronavirus infections since the Nepali Government lifted the nationwide lockdown.
In the last 24 hours, Nepal has reported 381 COVID-19 positive cases, taking the nation’s caseload to 21,390.
Five persons have died of coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the total death toll to 60. The deaths are as follows
Meanwhile, around 130 patients were discharged across the country, taking the total COVID-19 recoveries to 15,156.
Currently, there are 6,174 active cases, among which 46 patients are undergoing treatment at ICU and four are on a ventilator.
On August 8, as many as 102 new coronavirus cases were reported in the Kathmandu Valley, the highest single-day spike in infections in the Valley. Earlier on August 7, Valley reported 62 positive cases.
According to the local authorities, most of the infected patients are from Province 2 and Indian returnees.
So far, Kathmandu Valley has reported over 900 cases.
With the surge in coronavirus cases in the country, the Nepali Government has decided to impose an odd-even rule in places, including Kathmandu Valley, with over 200 cases starting today.
Moreover, the government has also banned the entry into Kathmandu Valley from 7 pm to 7 am starting today. However, the restrictions do not apply to essential goods vehicles.
According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the local governments have enforced prohibitory orders in as many as 15 districts across the country.
All services, businesses, and marketplaces will be closed during this period. The locations under prohibitory orders are as follows