313 new cases Tuesday take nationwide COVID tally to 819,699

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KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Tuesday reported 313 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 819,699. Additionally, 38 persons have tested positive for the infection in the antigen test.

Likewise, the MoHP has recorded nine deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. As of Tuesday, the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 has reached 11,509. Presently, there are 7,300 active cases in Nepal.

Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have registered 144 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 105 new cases, Lalitpur logged 30 cases and Bhaktapur logged nine cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.

As many as 273 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Tuesday, a total of 800,890 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 Monday had reported 367 cases of coronavirus infection that had taken the nationwide tally to 819,386.

As of Tuesday, a total of 4,576,966 persons have undergone the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 7,300 persons staying in isolation while 98 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.

More than 257.558 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 5.41 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 57 countries.


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