According to the Nepali Ministry of Health and Population, the country’s COVID-19 caseload has reached 34,418, with 885 new positive cases in the last 24 hours.
Around 385 patients have recovered, and 11 have lost their lives on Wednesday. Currently, there are 19,504 recoveries and 175 deaths in the country. The nation’s recovery rate stands at 56.6%.
Among the 14,739 active cases, 8,711 are undergoing treatment in hospitals across the country, and 6,028 are in home isolation. Meanwhile, over 9,800 people are staying in quarantine centers, waiting to be tested for COVID-19.
The coronavirus pandemic has spread across all 77 districts of Nepal. Kathmandu Parsa, Morang, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Rautahat, and Bara are some of the worst-hit districts with more than 500 active cases each. Mustang and Humla are the only districts in the country with no active cases.
In the past 24 hours, the Kathmandu Valley has witnessed a record-high 301 coronavirus cases, including 230 in Kathmandu, 47 in Lalitpur, and 24 in Bhaktapur.
In a bid to contain the coronavirus spread in the Valley, the local administrations have come up with a new strategy.
Under this strategy, as many as 13 persons with a contact history with an infected person will be tested for coronavirus infection. At present, there are almost 3,500 infection cases in the Valley. So, the local authorities will conduct PCR tests for around 45,000 people in the coming week.
A team of health experts has already started the contact tracing of people who came in contact with the COVID-19 patients.
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