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Record Spike Of Over 670 COVID-19 Cases in Nepal, Crosses 7800

Currently, 6,640 patients are undergoing treatment, while 1,186 patients have recovered successfully.



Record Spike Of Over 670 COVID-19 Cases in Nepal, Crosses 7800

So far, Nepal has reported 7,848 COVID-19 infection cases and 22 death cases. Currently, 6,640 patients are undergoing treatment across the country while 1,186 patients were recovered successfully.

Meanwhile, the world has witnessed around 140,528 infections and 5,123 deaths in the last 24 hours. As of today, the global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 8,578,283 with 456,286 causalities.

At present, 3,591,731 patients were undergoing treatment while 4,530,266 patients have recovered successfully.


COVID-19 in Nepal

Even after almost three months of stringent lockdown, Nepal still sees new highs in fresh coronavirus cases.

The country has seen another single-day high in COVID-19 cases as 671 more positive patients were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total count to 7,848.

The death toll also rose to 22 after two more fatalities were reported in the country in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, 19 COVID-19 patients were discharged from various hospitals on Thursday after recovering from the coronavirus.

Currently, 6,648 people are in isolation and 116,215 are in quarantines across the country.

COVID-19 in Nepal

Nepal COVID-19 Dashboard

  • Total Confirmed Cases:7,848
  • Quarantined: 93,124
  • Isolated: 6,640
  • Active: 6,640
  • Recovered: 1,186
  • Deaths: 22
  • Total Swab Tested: 155,518

Gandaki Pradesh Reports 24 New COVID-19 Cases Today

Gandaki Pradesh has reported 24 new coronavirus cases on Friday morning, taking the state’s total count to 348.

  • Baglung – 14
  • Kaski – 6
  • Nawalparasi East – 2
  • Syangja – 2

Sluggish Testing Fuels COVID-19 Infections

COVID-19 Infections

Inadequate healthcare facilities and sluggish testing are considered to be the prime factors for the sudden rise in the coronavirus cases in Nepal.

Even though the COVID-19 cases have increased dramatically in the last few weeks, the Nepali Government still delays to speed up the COVID-19 testing.

As of today, around 30,492 swab samples were piled up in 21 government laboratories across the country. And, the people are forced to wait for almost three weeks to get their results.

Meanwhile, Province 1 has stopped collecting swab samples from the last two days despite a rapid rise in coronavirus infections.

“The hospital has been unable to conduct COVID-19 testing due to shortage of reagent. We have requested local units to stop collecting swab samples; it will only pile up in the laboratory, given the shortage of reagent,” said Dr. Laxmi Narayan Yadav, Spokesperson at the Koshi Zonal Hospital in Province 1.

Moreover, around 8,000 individuals in quarantine facilities in Province 2 are waiting for their swab samples to be collected.

Swab Samples Awaiting Results

  • Province 1 – 1,210
  • Province 2 – 10,164
  • Bagmati – 3,000
  • Gandaki – 1,600
  • Province 5 – 7,999
  • Sudurpashchim – 3,319

58 Sent Back Home from Quarantine Tests Positive for COVID-19

COVID-19 test results of 58 people who were sent home after their 14-day stay in quarantine camps in Dadeldhura district came out positive.

The concerned authorities had sent them back to their home one week ago after collecting their swabs. Their reports came out on June 18.

Stay Tuned to Nepali Sansar for Latest COVID-19 News Updates in Nepal!

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