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MoHP reports 1,782 new COVID cases, 33 deaths on Thursday

Nationwide COVID tally hits 662,570; death toll reaches 9,463


Nepalnews
2021 Jul 15, 17:06, 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) Thursday reported 1,782 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 662,570. Additionally, 894 persons have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the antigen test.

Likewise, the MoHP has recorded 33 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 9,463. Presently, there are 26,639 active cases in Nepal.

Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have recorded 553 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 339 cases, Lalitpur logged 134 cases and Bhaktapur logged 80 cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.

As many as 1,757 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Thursday, a total of 626,468 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 94.6 per cent.

Earlier, the MoHP on Wednesday had reported 2,010 cases of coronavirus infection that had taken the nationwide tally to 660,788.

As of Thursday, a total of 3,446,586 persons have undergone the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 26,639 persons staying in isolation while 292 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.

More than 188.38 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 4,223,000 people have died from COVID-19, following an outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, in early December, COVID-19 Global tracker data shown by Reuters. It has been reported that COVID-19 infections are still rising in 85 countries. 

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