Nepal’s first Covid-19 fatality was reported on 15 May. It then took three months for the country to hit its first 100 deaths on 16 August. After that it took just 14 days to register its second 100 fatalities.
Sunday was the worst day on record for both new cases and deaths in Nepal. The Ministry of Health announced 14 patients had died overnight, the highest in a single day, and bringing the total to 221.
There have been 61 fatalities due to the novel coronavirus across the country in the past week alone, with 12 each on Friday and Saturday.
The number of confirmed cases are also rising dramatically. The 1,221 new infections detected nationwide on Sunday was also a record – the fourth day in a row with totals hovering around one thousand.
This has brought the total number of confirmed cases to 38,561. So far, 20,822 people have recovered, and of the active cases, 16,578 are undergoing treatment at various hospitals across the country and 6,906 individuals are in home isolation across seven provinces.