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MoHP reports 219 new COVID cases, 2 deaths on Sunday

2021 Dec 26, 16:54, Kathmandu

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Sunday confirmed the detection of 219 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 827,271. Additionally, 6 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 Sunday, the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 has reached 11,585. Presently, there are 4,906 active cases in Nepal.

Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have recorded 113 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 77 cases, Lalitpur logged 28 cases and Bhaktapur logged 8 cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.

As many as 283 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Sunday, a total of 810,780 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 97.9 percent while the fatality rate is 1.4 percent.

Earlier, the MoHP Saturday had reported 167 cases of coronavirus infection that had taken the nationwide tally to 827,058.

As of Sunday, a total of 4,820,530 people have undergone the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 4,677 people staying in isolation while 99 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.

More than 279.845 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 5,413,417 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 59 countries where The United States is the new hotspot of COVID-19 facing a daily surge of rapid infections.


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