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Nepal’s coronavirus tally over 26,000 as 641 more test positive


The total number of coronavirus cases in Nepal reached 26,660 with the detection of 641 new cases on Sunday, the health ministry said.

Of the total cases, Kathmandu Valley alone recorded 172 coronavirus patients, authorities said. (Image for representation: AP)

Nepal’s coronavirus tally reached 26,660 with the detection of 641 new cases in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Sunday.

Of the total cases, Kathmandu Valley alone recorded 172 coronavirus patients, it said.

Two more fatalities due to the disease were reported overnight, pushing the death toll to 104, the ministry said.

Health authorities have so far conducted 517,907 tests to detect coronavirus infection.

With the detection of the 641 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally now stands at 26,640, health ministry spokesperson Dr Jageshwor Gautam said.

While 17,335 patients have recovered so far, 9,221 others are undergoing treatment at various health centres across the country, he said.


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