COVID-19 Update: 1,669 new cases, 5,699 recoveries and 16 deaths in 24 hours

Kathmandu / Nov. 22: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Sunday confirmed 1,669 new cases of COVID-19. The national COVID-19 tally has now reached 220,308.

“As many as 1,669 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours,” said Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the MoHP in the press briefing today.

Currently, there are 19,963 active cases of COVID-19 and 686 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Meanwhile, some 5,699 patients who were either receiving treatment in various institutional isolations or staying in home isolation recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. Nepal has recorded 199,024 COVID-19 recoveries until now.

Moreover, 16 patients succumbed to the novel coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours taking the nation’s COVID-19 death toll to 1,321.

Kathmandu Valley reports 957 new cases

The three districts of Kathmandu Valley reported a total of 957 new cases of coronavirus infection on Sunday.

Of the total, 415 are females and 542 are males. As many as 773 cases were recorded in Kathmandu district alone while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur reported 131 and 53 cases respectively.

The number of active cases in Kathmandu is 8,869 while that of Lalitpur and Bhaktapur are 1,685 and 708 respectively.

Meanwhile, 16 more covid-related fatalities have taken the total death toll in the country to 1,321.

The nationwide infection count advanced to 220,308 with 1,669 new cases today.

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