On 25th August, 2020, Kathmandu Valley recorded 232 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours – its highest single day numbers since the onset of Covid-19 pandemic.
On 26th August, 2020, the valley recorded another 301 new cases in 24 hours. Posting 300 plus cases for the first time, it broke its own record of Tuesday, (25th August, 2020).
On 27th August, 2020, according to the Ministry of Health and Population, Kathmandu Valley recorded another 377 new cases of Covid-19 overnight – breaking its own record for a third consecutive day.
Of the new cases, 270 were detected in Kathmandu, 41 were detected in Bhaktapur and 66 were detected in Lalitpur.
Moreover, a whopping 1,111 cases of COVID-19 were recorded across the nation on Thursday, taking the national tally to 35,529 including 20,073 cases of recovery and eight death cases.
Meanwhile, health experts are continuously warning of a dire situation unless authorities step up their testing and tracing game.
Former director of the Division of Epidemiology and Disease Control, Dr Baburam Marasini stressed on the need to test more than 25,000 people every day.
Stating that India is testing up to one million people every day, he said infection control would not be possible unless other public health procedures were adopted and the scope of testing was widened.