Kathmandu’s Covid 19 count hits 365 on Wednesday, Nepal’s toll reaches 17,177, 39 deaths 15 th July 2020 Seven new cases of Coronavirus infection were reported in the Kathmandu valley in the last 24 hours.

With this, the Covid-19 tally in the three districts of the valley has reached 365 on Sunday. Among the three districts, Kathmandu has registered the highest number of Covid-19 cases, with 247 infections identified so far.

Likewise, Lalitpur has reported 74 cases while Bhaktapur’s tally stands at 44, till date. Of the seven cases that surfaced today, four were tested at National Public Health Lab, two at Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Diseases Hospital and one at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital.

Nepal’s Health Ministry, in its regular press briefing, shared the latest updates on Coronavirus contagion from across the country, and government’s response to the health crisis. As of today, 298,829 tests through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method have been carried out, wherein 5,090 PCR tests were carried out in the last 24 hours.

At present, there are 24,527 people under quarantine in various facilities across the country while 6,113 people are in isolation, receiving treatment. Meanwhile, as many as 162 persons have been infected with Coronavirus in Tanahun district, so far. According to the District Health Office, 144 males and 18 females staying under quarantine upon arrival from foreign countries tested positive for the virus.

DHO Chief Shankar Babu Adhikari said, “So far, out of 2,537 specimens collected within the district, 2,045 tested negative for the virus while 329 reports are awaited.” Till date, one person passed away while in quarantine and one died by suicide in the district.

Both of their PCR test results had come out negative. As of Tuesday, the country has witnessed 17,061 cases of the Coronavirus infection while 10,328 people have been discharged from hospitals, according to the Ministry of Health and Population. Adding up to the toll, thirty-eight COVID-19 fatalities have been confirmed.

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