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MoHP reports 217 new COVID cases, 2 deaths on Wednesday


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2021 Dec 22, 17:59, Kathmandu

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Wednesday confirmed the detection of 217 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 826,423. Additionally, 19 persons have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the antigen test.

Likewise, the MoHP has recorded 2 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The ministry on May 19 recorded 184 deaths, the highest daily number. As of Wednesday, the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 has reached 11,579. Presently, there are 5,185 active cases in Nepal.

Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have recorded 125 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 76 cases, Lalitpur logged 36 cases and Bhaktapur logged 13 cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.

As many as 272 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Wednesday, a total of 809,659 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 98 percent while the fatality rate is 1.4 percent.

Earlier, the MoHP Tuesday had reported 290 cases of coronavirus infection that had taken the nationwide tally to 826,206.

As of Wednesday, a total of 4,791,497 people have undergone the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 4,948 people staying in isolation while 107 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.

More than 276.593 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 5,385,351 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 60 countries where The United States is the new hotspot of COVID-19 facing a daily surge of rapid infections.

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