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MoHP reports 1,721 new COVID cases, 27 deaths on Friday

Nationwide COVID tally hits 631,152; death toll reaches 8,945


Nepalnews
2021 Jun 25, 18:06, Kathmandu
This image shows Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, orange, isolated from a patient, released on Thursday, May 28, 2020. Image: NIAID/National Institutes of Health/AP via RSS

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Friday reported 1,721 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 631,152. Additionally, 755 persons have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the antigen test.

Likewise, the MoHP has recorded 27 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The ministry on May 19 recorded 246 deaths, the highest daily number. As of Friday, the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 has reached 8,945. Presently, there are 45,794 active cases in Nepal.

Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have recorded 427 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu registered 308 cases, Lalitpur 76 cases and Bhaktapur registered 43 cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.

As many as 5,455 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Friday, a total of 576,413 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 91.3 per cent.

Earlier, the MoHP on Thursday had reported 1,577 cases of coronavirus infection that had taken the nationwide tally to 629,431.

As of Friday, a total of 3,312,335 persons have undergone the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 45,794 persons staying in isolation while 373 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.

More than 179.78 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 4,053,361 people have died from COVID-19, following an outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, in early December, a Reuters tally showed as of 8:51 pm, on Thursday, June 24, 2021.

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