Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, Speaker for the Ministry of Health and Population appeared on Facebook Live for the day’s media briefing. Here are a few updates:

Total no. of PCR tests done in Nepal: 298,822

No. of PCR tests in last 24 hours: 5,090

Tests outside Kathmandu: Dharan, Pokhara, Hetauda, Janakpur, Surkhet, Dhangadi, Dhulikhel, Bharatpur, Nepalgunj, Bhairawaha (PCR Tests)

No. of cases: 17,177

Active cases: 6,113

Recovery: 11,025

Death: 39 (The deceased was permanent resident of Paruha-7, Rautahat. The 36-year-old male succumbed to coronavirus at 2:30pm today. The family of deceased went to Bangalore, India for the funeral ceremony of the elder brother of deceased who also died owing to coronavirus infection. After returning from India, the family was staying at Paruwa quarantine. He was admitted to Narayani Hospital ICU on July 13 after having health complications while his swab sample was sent to Hetauda Laboratory the same day. The test result stating the deceased was coronavirus positive arrived today.

New cases: 116

Contact Tracing: On going

Mobile App: As per the mobile app and website of MoHP covid19.mohp.gov.np launched by MoHP, HamroSwasthya mobile app

Self-evaluation: 67,615

Red Zone: 526

Disclaimer: All information relayed as said by the spokesperson of MoHP.