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MoHP reports 659 new COVID cases, 9 deaths on Saturday

Nationwide COVID tally hits 796,618; death toll reaches 11,157

2021 Oct 02, 16:36, Kathmandu

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Saturday confirmed the detection of 659 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 796,618. Additionally, 208 persons have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the antigen test.

Likewise, the MoHP has recorded 9 deaths 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 11,157. Presently, there are 17,642 active cases in Nepal.

Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have recorded 255 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 164 cases, Lalitpur logged 65 cases and Bhaktapur logged 26 cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.

As many as 1,123 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Saturday, a total of 767,819 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 96.4 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.4 per cent.

Earlier, the MoHP Friday had reported 898 cases of coronavirus infection that had taken the nationwide tally to 795,959.

As of Saturday, a total of 4,221,093 people have undergone the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 17,642 people staying in isolation while 239 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.

Meanwhile, 2,773,756 people have been administered the first dose of Covishield vaccines and 1,534,431 have been vaccinated with the booster dose. Likewise, 4,920,853 people have been vaccinated with the first dose of the Vero Cell vaccine while 3,293,178 others have received the second dose as of October 2, 2021, the Ministry's data showed. Similarly, a total of 1,520,670 persons — 195,794 in Province 1; 353,005 in Province 2; 380,969 in Bagmati Province; 122,248 in Gandaki Province; 254,074 in Lumbini Province, 75,327 in Karnali Province, and 139,253 in Sudurpaschim Province — have been vaccinated with single-shot Janssen vaccines.

More than 234.35 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 4,997,000 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 41 countries where The United States is the new hotspot of COVID-19 facing a daily surge of rapid infections.


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