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MoHP reports 2,634 new COVID cases, 33 deaths on Wednesday

Nationwide COVID tally hits 688,307; death toll reaches 9,791

2021 Jul 28, 17:31, Nation
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) Wednesday reported 2,634 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 688,307. Additionally, 1,206 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. As of Wednesday, the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 has reached 9,791. Presently, there are 29,444 active cases in Nepal. The ministry on May 19 recorded 246 deaths, the highest daily number.

Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have recorded 859 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 559 cases, Lalitpur logged 206 cases and Bhaktapur logged 94 cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.

As many as 1,993 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Wednesday, a total of 649,072 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 94.3 per cent.

Earlier, the MoHP on Tuesday had reported 2,726 cases of coronavirus infection that had taken the nationwide tally to 685,673.

As of Wednesday, a total of 3,574,864 persons have undergone the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 29,444 persons staying in isolation while 349 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.

Meanwhile, 1,828,484 people have been administered the first dose of Covishield vaccines and 460,308 have been vaccinated with the booster dose. Likewise, 1,715,559 people have been vaccinated with the first dose of the Vero Cell vaccine while 709,013 others have received the second dose as of July 28, 2021, the Ministry's data showed. Similarly, a total of 333,991persons — 50,137 in Province 2, 207,068 in Bagmati Province, 73,981 in Gandaki Province and 2,805 in Lumbini Province — have been vaccinated with single-shot Janssen vaccines.

More than 195.38 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 4,341,000 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 84 countries.


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