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MoHP reports 229 new COVID cases, 2 deaths on Tuesday

Nationwide COVID tally hits 824,764; death toll reaches 11,559


Nepalnews
2021 Dec 14, 17:18, 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) Tuesday confirmed the detection of 229 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 824,764. Additionally, 35 persons have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the antigen test.

Likewise, the MoHP has recorded two deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The ministry on May 19 recorded 246 deaths, the highest daily number. As of Tuesday, the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 has reached 11,559. Presently, there are 5,689 active cases in Nepal.

Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have recorded 147 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 109 cases, Lalitpur logged 30 cases and Bhaktapur logged eight cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.

As many as 362 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Tuesday, a total of 807,516 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 Monday had reported 313 cases of coronavirus infection that had taken the nationwide tally to 824,535.

As of Tuesday, a total of 4,734,586 people have undergone the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 5,689 people staying in isolation while 96 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.

More than 270.16 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 5,607,000 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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