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MoHP reports 252 new COVID cases, 6 deaths on Wednesday

Nationwide COVID tally hits 825,016; death toll reaches 11,565

2021 Dec 15, 17:59, 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) Wednesday confirmed the detection of 252 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 825,016. Additionally, 28 persons have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the antigen test.

Likewise, the MoHP has recorded 6 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The ministry on May 19 recorded 246 deaths, the highest daily number. As of Wednesday, the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 has reached 11,565. Presently, there are 5,635 active cases in Nepal.

Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have recorded 118 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 89 cases, Lalitpur logged 20 cases and Bhaktapur logged 9 cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.

As many as 300 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Wednesday, a total of 807,816 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 362 cases of coronavirus infection that had taken the nationwide tally to 824,764.

As of Wednesday, a total of 4,743,798 people have undergone the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 5,635 people staying in isolation while 95 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.

More than 271.77 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 5,337,725 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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