Nepal logs 8,212 new Covid 19 cases; active cases surpass 72,000 Business 360

Nepal logs 8,212 new Covid 19 cases on Saturday; active cases surpass 72,000

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KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Covid 19 active cases rose to 72,862 on Saturday as the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) registered 8,212 new cases during the past 24 hours across the country. With this, the Covid 19 count has reached 904,796. Additionally, 2,042 persons have tested positive for the infection in the antigen test.

Likewise, the MoHP has recorded 16 deaths from Covid 19 in the past 24 hours. As of Saturday, the nationwide death toll from Covid 19 has reached 11,651.

Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have registered 5,306 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 3,762 new cases, Lalitpur logged 1,110 cases and Bhaktapur logged 434 cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.

As many as 708 patients of Covid 19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Saturday, a total of 820,283 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 90.7% while the case fatality rate is at 1.4%.

Earlier, the MoHP on Friday had reported 8,815 cases of coronavirus infection that had taken the nationwide tally to 896,584.

RT-PCR and antigen tests have been conducted on 14,462 and 5,725 samples respectively in 24 hours.

Presently, there are 72,862 persons staying in isolation while 149 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.

Meanwhile, more than 342.52 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 5.92 million people have died from Covid 19, Covid 19 Global tracker data shown by Reuters. It has been reported that Covid 19 infections are still rising in 95 countries.


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