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MoHP reports 194 new COVID cases, 1 death on Saturday

Nationwide COVID tally hits 823,980; death toll reaches 11,553

2021 Dec 11, 16:48, Kathmandu
A total of 12 children in a village in Parbat have been found to be infected with the coronavirus.

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Saturday confirmed the detection of 194 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 823,980. Additionally, 42 persons have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the antigen test.

Likewise, the MoHP has recorded one death from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The ministry on May 19 recorded 246 deaths, the highest daily number. As of Saturday, the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 has reached 11,552. Presently, there are 5,883 active cases in Nepal.

Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have recorded 121 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 84 cases, Lalitpur logged 32 cases and Bhaktapur logged five cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.

As many as 307 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Saturday, a total of 806,544 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 97.9 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.4 per cent.

Earlier, the MoHP Friday had reported 232 cases of coronavirus infection that had taken the nationwide tally to 823,786.

As of Saturday, a total of 4,708,510 people have undergone the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 5,883 people staying in isolation while 98 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.

Dr Sameer Kumar Adhikari, the Joint Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population, said that 20 million doses of vaccines against coronavirus have been administered in Nepal. According to him, 20,223,422 vaccines have been administered.

More than 268.60 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 5,591,000 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 55 countries where The United States is the new hotspot of COVID-19 facing a daily surge of rapid infections.


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