242 new cases Friday take nationwide Covid 19 tally to 820,527

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KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Friday reported 242 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the Covid 19 count has reached 820,527. Additionally, 28 persons have tested positive for the infection in the antigen test.

Likewise, the MoHP has recorded two deaths from Covid 19 in the past 24 hours. As of Friday, the nationwide death toll from Covid 19 has reached 11,518. Presently, there are 7,287 active cases in Nepal.

Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have registered 134 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 92 new cases, Lalitpur logged 30 cases and Bhaktapur logged 12 cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.

As many as 302 patients of Covid 19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Friday, a total of 801,722 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 97.7 per cent while the case fatality rate is at 1.4 per cent.

Earlier, the MoHP on Thursday had reported 281 cases of coronavirus infection that had taken the nationwide tally to 820,285.

As of Friday, a total of 4,599,489 persons have undergone the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 7,287 persons staying in isolation while 98 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.

More than 259.494 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 5.435 million people have died from Covid 19, following an outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, in early December, Covid 19 Global tracker data shown by Reuters. It has been reported that Covid 19 infections are still rising in 55 countries.


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