Nepal also reported one new death as the total deaths from the pandemic reached 20 in the Himalayan country.
Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population said at a regular press briefing on Wednesday that 586 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours as the total counts reached 7,177.
It was the first time that Nepal saw more than 500 cases in a single day. The Himalayan country has seen a rapid rise of cases since May.
After the Nepali cabinet decided to relax the ongoing lockdown on June 10, allowing the resumption of most of the economic activities, there has been a sharp rise in the number of cases.
According to the statistics from Nepal’s Health Ministry, a total of 2,813 cases were confirmed since the relaxation of lockdown.
With the livelihood of tens of thousands of people being badly affected due to prolonged lockdown which started on March 24, the Nepali government had decided to relax the lockdown in a phase-wise manner, allowing most of the sectors to reopen, while public transports, schools, cinema halls and other activities that attract mass gatherings remained closed.
Meanwhile, Gautam confirmed the death of a 46-year-old woman from southwestern Banke district, taking the total deaths from the pandemic to 20 in Nepal.
The woman with underlying disease was admitted to Nepalgunj Medical College in Banke on June 12 and had her swab collected on Monday. She died in the evening on the same day before testing positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. Endtem