As the second wave continues to ravage Nepal, the Himalayan country is bracing itself for another grim record of 5 lakh COVID-19 cases.
Nepal took around 15 days to go from 3 lakh to 4 lakh cases. And the next lakh cases are expected to come quicker than the last.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), Nepal on Thursday reported 8,227 new infection cases pushing the national caseload to 488,645. At the current pace of daily caseloads, the Himalayan country is expected to hit a grim milestone of 500,000 cases in a couple of days.
Meanwhile, a total of 190 people have succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the countrywide death toll to 5,847.
On a happier note, as many as 6,543 people were recovered in the past 24 hours. With this, the total recoveries in the country reached 366,946. As of now, Nepal’s recovery rate is 75.1%.
The number of active cases stands at 115,852. Among them, 7,814 are hospitalized, 1,748 in intensive care units, and 492 on ventilators.
So far, Nepal has conducted as many as 2,855,793 PCR tests, of which 21,695 tests were performed in the last 24 hours.
According to the Ministry, 44 districts are severely hit with over 500 active cases each, and the other 14 districts are nominally hit with over 200 active cases each.
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