255 new cases Wednesday take nationwide Covid 19 tally to 823,357

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KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Wednesday reported 255 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the Covid 19 count has reached 823,357. Additionally, 25 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 Wednesday, the nationwide death toll from Covid 19 has reached 11,547. Presently, there are 6,239 active cases in Nepal.

Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have registered 146 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 100 new cases, Lalitpur logged 31 cases and Bhaktapur logged 15 cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.

As many as 366 patients of Covid 19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Wednesday, a total of 805,571 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 97.8 per cent while the case fatality rate is at 1.4 per cent.

Earlier, the MoHP on Tuesday had reported 272 cases of coronavirus infection that had taken the nationwide tally to 823,102.

As of Wednesday, a total of 4,688,348 persons have undergone the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 6,239 persons staying in isolation while 96 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.

More than 266.501 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 5.565 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 50 countries.


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