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MoHP records 68 new COVID cases, 0 death on Wednesday

2022 Mar 09, 17:57, Kathmandu

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Wednesday confirmed the detection of 68 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 977,709. Additionally, 156 persons have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the antigen test.

Likewise, the MoHP has recorded 0 death from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. As of Wednesday, the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 has reached 11,949. Presently, there are 5,875 active cases in Nepal.

Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley alone have recorded 32 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 29 cases, Lalitpur logged 3 cases and Bhaktapur logged 0 case, as per the data released by the MoHP.

As many as 251 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Wednesday, a total of 960,068 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 98.2 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.2 per cent.

As of Wednesday, a total of 5,462,794 people have undergone the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 7,242 people staying in home isolation while 106 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.

449,996,908 people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 6,036,320 people have died from COVID-19, following an outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, in 2019-December, COVID-19 Global tracker data shown by Reuters. It has been reported that COVID-19 infections are still rising in 20 countries where South Korea is the new hotspot of COVID-19 facing a daily surge of rapid infections.


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