COVID-19 update: 1,382 new infections, 1,621 recoveries and 23 fatalities in 24 hours

Kathmandu / Dec. 8: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Tuesday confirmed 1,382 new cases of COVID-19, taking the national tally to 243,377.

“In 8,947 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction Tests (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,382 persons, 546 females and 836 males, were found with the novel coronavirus infection,” informed the MoHP in its daily update.

Currently, there are 12,686 active cases of COVID-19 and 523 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad are stationed in quarantine.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,621 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 229,054 and the recovery rate is at 94.1 per cent.

Moreover, 23 people succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 death toll to 1,637 and the death rate is at 0.67 per cent.

594 new cases in Kathmandu Valley

The three districts of Kathmandu valley reported 594 new cases of coronavirus infection on Tuesday.

Of the total 1,382 new cases in the country, Kathmandu district reported 412 infections while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur registered 113 and 69 infections respectively.

263 of those newly infected in the valley are females while 331 are males.

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Currently, there are 4,877 active infections in Kathmandu, 992 in Lalitpur, and 450 in Bhaktapur. The total number of active cases throughout Nepal, as of today, is 12,686.

So far, 424 fatalities from Covid-19 have been reported in Kathmandu, 96 in Bhaktapur, and 125 in Lalitpur. The nationwide death-toll has advanced to 1,637.

Meanwhile, a total of 85,883 people have recovered from the infection in Kathmandu while 12,900 have recovered in Lalitpur and 7,751 in Bhaktapur.

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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