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