Nine COVID-19 fatalities, 1,490 new infections and 1,567 recoveries in 24 hours

Kathmandu / Dec. 2: With 1,490 new cases of novel coronavirus confirmed on Wednesday, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 236,246.

“As many as 1,490 persons were found to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the last 24 hours,” informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its update.

Meanwhile, 1,567 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment institutional isolation or staying in home isolation recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. Nepal has now recorded 218,161 cases of recoveries.

Moreover, as many as 9 people succumbed to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours and with this, the national COVID-19 related death tally has reached 1,538.

Kathmandu valley registers 723 new cases

The three districts of Kathmandu valley reported 723 new cases of coronavirus infection on Wednesday.

Of the total 1,490 new cases logged from across the country, 531 were reported from Kathmandu alone while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur registered 134 and 58 infections respectively.

325 of those newly infected in the valley are females while 398 are males.

Currently, there are 6,650 active infections in Kathmandu. The number of similar cases in Lalitpur is 1,404 and that in Bhaktapur is 575. The total number of active cases throughout Nepal, as of today, is 16,547.

So far, 388 fatalities from Covid-19 have been reported in Kathmandu, 93 in Bhaktapur, and 116 in Lalitpur. The nationwide death toll has advanced to 1,538.

The three districts of the valley along with Kaski and Jhapa have over 500 active cases. Likewise, Manang and Dolpa are the only two districts with zero live infections at present.

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