1,014 new cases of COVID-19, 1,628 recoveries and 20 fatalities in 24 hours

Kathmandu / Dec. 7: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Monday confirmed 1,014 new cases of COVID-19, taking the national tally to 241,995.

“In 6,220 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction Tests (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,014 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection,” informed the MoHP in its daily update.

Currently, there are 12,948 active cases of COVID-19 and 527 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad are stationed in quarantine.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,628 persons either staying in home isolation or receiving treatment in various health facilities recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. The total number of COVID-19 recoveries in Nepal has spiked to 227,433 and the recovery rate is at 93.98 per cent.

Moreover, 20 people succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 death toll to 1,614 and the death rate is at 0.67 per cent.

442 new coronavirus infections reported in Kathmandu Valley

The three districts of Kathmandu valley reported as many as 442 new cases of coronavirus infection on Monday.

Of the total 1,014 new cases in the country, Kathmandu district reported 344 infections while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur registered 67 and 31 infections respectively.

188 of those newly infected in the valley are females while 254 are males.

Currently, there are 5,074 active infections in Kathmandu. The number of similar cases in Lalitpur is 1,040 and that in Bhaktapur is 444. The total number of active cases throughout Nepal, as of today, is 12,948.

So far, 414 fatalities from Covid-19 have been reported in Kathmandu, 96 in Bhaktapur, and 124 in Lalitpur. The nationwide death toll has advanced to 1,614.

Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Kaski are the three districts to have over 500 active cases. Likewise, Manang and Dolpa are the only two districts with zero live infections at present.

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