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MoHP records 6,827 new COVID cases, 10 deaths on Friday

2022 Jan 28, 16:37, Kathmandu

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Friday confirmed the detection of 6,827 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 944,074. Additionally, 2,020 persons have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the antigen test.

Likewise, the MoHP has recorded 10 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The ministry on May 19 recorded 184 deaths, the highest daily number. As of Friday, the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 has reached 11,687. Presently, there are 89,941 active cases in Nepal.

Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley alone have recorded 2,940 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 2,153 cases, Lalitpur logged 519 cases and Bhaktapur logged 268 cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.

As many as 5,432 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Friday, a total of 842,436 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 89.2 percent while the fatality rate is 1.4 percent.

Earlier, the MoHP on Thursday confirmed the detection of 8,017 new cases of coronavirus infection.

As of Friday, a total of 5,199,495 people have undergone the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 88,084 people staying in isolation while 139 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.

366,953,115 people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 5,657,105 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 132 countries where The United States is the new hotspot of COVID-19 facing a daily surge of rapid infections.


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