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Nepal reports 1,584 new COVID cases, 46 deaths on Monday

Nationwide COVID tally hits 622,640; death toll reaches 8,772

2021 Jun 21, 17:42, Kathmandu

Nepal's Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Monday reported 1,584 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 622,640. Additionally, 713 persons have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the antigen test.

Likewise, the Health Ministry has recorded 46 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 8,772. Presently, there are 53,940 active cases in Nepal.

Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have recorded 379 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 285 cases, Lalitpur logged 33 cases and Bhaktapur logged 61 cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.

According to the health ministry, a total of 10,904 tests were done in the past 24 hours. of them, 6,583 were RT-PCR while 4,321 were were Antigen test.

As many as 3,131 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Monday, a total of 559,928 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 89.9 per cent.

Earlier, the MoHP on Sunday had reported 1,421 cases of coronavirus infection that had taken the nationwide tally to 621,056.

As of Monday, a total of 3,275,849 persons have undergone the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 53,940 persons staying in isolation while 442 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.

More than 178.67 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 4,027,332  people have died from COVID-19, following an outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, in December-2019, a Reuters tally showed as of 3:47 pm, on Monday, June 21, 2021.


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