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Nepal records 6,462 new COVID cases and 4 deaths in a single day


Nepalnews
2022 Jan 23, 17:24, Kathmandu
A total of 12 children in a village in Parbat have been found to be infected with the coronavirus.

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Sunday confirmed the detection of 6,462 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 910,394. Additionally, 864 persons have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the antigen test.

Likewise, the MoHP has recorded 4 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 11,655. Presently, there are 77,040 active cases in Nepal.

Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley alone have recorded 3,791 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 2,868 cases, Lalitpur logged 602 cases and Bhaktapur logged 321 cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.

As many as 1416 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Sunday, a total of 821,699 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 90.3 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.4 per cent.

Earlier, the MoHP on Saturday confirmed the detection of 10,254 new cases of coronavirus infection.

As of Sunday, a total of 5,121,662 people have undergone the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 77,040 people staying in isolation while 149 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.

349,929,013 people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 5,610,192 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 132 countries where The United States is the new hotspot of COVID-19 facing a daily surge of rapid infections.

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