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MoHP reports 298 new COVID cases, six deaths on Thursday

Nationwide COVID tally hits 821,949; death toll reaches 11,535

2021 Dec 02, 16:49, Kathmandu

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Thursday confirmed the detection of 298 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 821,949. Additionally, 17 persons have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the antigen test.

Likewise, the MoHP has recorded six 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 11,535. Presently, there are 7,045 active cases in Nepal.

Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have recorded 156 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 99 cases, Lalitpur logged 42 cases and Bhaktapur logged 15 cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.

As many as 201 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Thursday, a total of 803,369 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 97.7 percent while the fatality rate is 1.4 percent.

Earlier, the MoHP Wednesday had reported 316 cases of coronavirus infection that had taken the nationwide tally to 821,651.

As of Thursday, a total of 4,642,990 people have undergone the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 7,045 people staying in isolation while 98 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.

More than 262.89 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 5,476,000 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 44 countries where The United States is the new hotspot of COVID-19 facing a daily surge of rapid infections.


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