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MoHP reports 189 new COVID cases, 2 deaths on Saturday

Nationwide COVID tally hits 825,603; death toll reaches 11,572

2021 Dec 18, 17:42, Kathmandu
Nepal's Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Sunday reported 1,688 new cases of coronavirus infection.

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Saturday confirmed the detection of 189 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 825,603. Additionally, 31 persons have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the antigen test.

Likewise, the MoHP has recorded 2 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The ministry on May 19 recorded 184 deaths, the highest daily number. As of Saturday, the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 has reached 11,572. Presently, there are 5,428 active cases in Nepal.

Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have recorded 110 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 75 cases, Lalitpur logged 26 cases and Bhaktapur logged 9 cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.

As many as 250 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Saturday, a total of 808,603 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 97.9 percent while the fatality rate is 1.4 percent.

Earlier, the MoHP Friday had reported 274 cases of coronavirus infection that had taken the nationwide tally to 825,445.

As of Saturday, a total of 4,764,202 people have undergone the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 5,256 people staying in isolation while 98 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.

More than 273.976 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 5,360,760 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 59 countries where The United States is the new hotspot of COVID-19 facing a daily surge of rapid infections.


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