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MoHP records 229 new COVID cases, 4 deaths on Sunday

2022 Feb 20, 17:19, Kathmandu

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Sunday confirmed the detection of 229 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 975559. Additionally, 138597 persons have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the antigen test.

Likewise, the MoHP has recorded 4 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 11921. Presently, there are 12244 active cases in Nepal.

Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley alone have recorded 93 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 80 cases, Lalitpur logged 12 cases and Bhaktapur logged 1 case, as per the data released by the MoHP.

As many as 1338 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Sunday, a total of 951,394 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 97.5 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.2 per cent.

As of Sunday, a total of 5,379,774 people have undergone the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 11,754 people staying in home isolation and 490 institutional isolation while 110 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.

423,812,076 people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 5,901,265 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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