On the back of political snafus, battered healthcare infrastructure, and vaccine sparsity, the second wave of coronavirus pandemic deepens in Nepal.
Though the number of positive cases is comparatively meager, the Himalayan country has recorded a COVID-19 positivity rate thrice that of India.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), Nepal’s COVID-19 test positivity rate stands at 37.7%, while it is 10.4% in India.
Moreover, Nepal’s COVID-19 fatality rate stands at 5%, while it is 2.8% in India.
On a good note, both countries are witnessing a gradual decline in the COVID-19 test positivity rate and death rate lately.
In the last 24 hours, the Himalayan nation has reported a total of 4,436 new infection cases, taking the country’s caseload to 557,124. As many as 6,205 patients have successfully recovered from the infection on Sunday, pushing the total recoveries to 440,995.
Unfortunately, 109 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Now, the total COVID-19 fatalities in Nepal stands at 7,272.
Currently, there are 108,897 active cases of COVID-19 in Nepal. Of them, 101,334 are in home isolation, 7,563 in institutional isolation, 1,545 in ICUs, and 407 on ventilators.
According to MoHP, a total of 10,986 PCR tests and 1,784 antigen tests were conducted on Sunday.
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