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MoHP reports 1,577 new COVID cases, 24 deaths on Thursday

Nationwide COVID tally hits 629,431; death toll reaches 8,918


Nepalnews
2021 Jun 24, 17:16, Kathmandu

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Thursday reported 1,577 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 629,431. Additionally, 897 persons have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the antigen test.

Likewise, the MoHP has recorded 24 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The ministry on May 19 recorded 246 deaths, the highest daily number. As of Thursday, the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 has reached 8,918. Presently, there are 49,555 active cases in Nepal.

Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have recorded 335 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu registered 234 cases, Lalitpur 68 cases and Bhaktapur registered 33 cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.

As many as 2,518 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Thursday, a total of 570,958 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 90.7 per cent.

Earlier, the MoHP on Wednesday had reported 1,511 cases of coronavirus infection that had taken the nationwide tally to 627,854.

As of Thursday, a total of 3,302,749 persons have undergone the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 49,555 persons staying in isolation while 388 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.

More than 179.76 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 4,052,460 people have died from COVID-19, following an outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, in early December, a Reuters tally showed as of 3:17 pm, on Thursday, June 24, 2021.

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