Nepal crosses more than 200k coronavirus cases

On Wednesday afternoon, 2,569 new coronavirus cases were confirmed, 10,081 PCR swab tests taken, and 26 dead within 24 hrs. Overall, the total result of coronavirus infections in Nepal has reached 202,329 cases and 1,174 deaths. Altogether, the number of PCR tests taken has crossed 1 million. Inside Kathmandu valley, the number of cases confirmed on Wednesday is 1,261 with 976 in Kathmandu, 204 in Lalitpur, and 81 in Bhaktapur.

Before when public health experts had already warned us about how the cases could double within a month if things are not taken seriously. Now, it has actually been double the cases than a few months ago. It is necessary to know that these experts are not wrong about their predictions. Instead, the government reduced the PCR tests to be taken. The people were already disappointed by the government’s decision on charging for PCR tests. Moreover, the frontline workers also had to edge the bills of treatment themselves.

Due to the government’s notice on charging the tests, many people have refused to take such tests. Many believe that if the PCR tests are conducted more, then the number of COVID-19 infections will go much higher than coming down.

All in all, out of the total cases, 162,243 patients have recovered from the virus. 1,666 people have been discharged within 24hrs. This results in a total recovery rate of 80 percent in the country.

Throughout the country, 14 districts; Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Makwanpur, Chitwan, Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Kavre, Kaski, Nawalparasi, Dang, Kailali, and Rupandehi have more than five hundred cases each day. In the north, Manang has not shown any active cases yet.

In conclusion, the total number of active cases is 38,912. Out of which, 10,519 hospitalized, 28,393 in-home quarantine, 382 are in intensive care units, and 95 on ventilators.

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