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Nepal confirms 1,690 new COVID-19 cases, 18 deaths on Monday

Nationwide COVID tally hits 657,139; death toll reaches 9,400

2021 Jul 12, 18:13, Kathmandu

The Ministry of Health and Population Monday reported 1,690 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 657,139. Additionally, 680 persons have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the antigen test

Likewise, the MoHP has recorded 18 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The ministry on May 19 recorded 246 deaths, the highest daily number. As of Monday, the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 has reached 9,400. Presently, there are 26,712 active cases in Nepal.

Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have recorded 433 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 289 cases, Lalitpur logged 90 cases and Bhaktapur logged 54 cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.

According to the health ministry, a total of 11,584 tests were done in the past 24 hours. Of them, 7,689 were RT-PCR tests while 3,895 were Antigen tests.

As many as 1,533 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Monday, a total of 621,027 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 94.5 per cent.

Earlier, the MoHP on Sunday had reported 1,237 cases of coronavirus infection that had taken the nationwide tally to 655,499.

As of Monday, a total of 3,423,164 persons have undergone the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 26,712 persons staying in isolation while 299 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.

More than 186.91 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 4,198,000 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 69 countries. 


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