COVID-19 update: 1,217 new infections, 1,064 recoveries and 12 fatalities

Kathmandu / Dec. 10: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Thursday confirmed 1,217 new cases of COVID-19, taking the national tally to 245,650.

“In 7,232 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction Tests (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,217 persons, 443 females and 774 males, were found with the novel coronavirus infection,” informed the MoHP in its daily update.

Currently, there are 12,386 active cases of COVID-19 and 515 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad are stationed in quarantine.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,064 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 231,601 and the recovery rate is at 94.2 per cent.

Moreover, 12 people succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 death toll to 1,663 and the death rate is at 0.68 per cent.

Kathmandu valley records 404 fresh Covid-19 cases

The three districts of Kathmandu valley reported 404 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Thursday.

Of the total 1,217 new cases in the country, Kathmandu district reported 328 infections while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur registered 51 and 25 infections respectively.

Of those newly infected in the valley, 160 are females while 244 are males.

Currently, there are 4,745 active infections in Kathmandu, 950 in Lalitpur, and 412 in Bhaktapur. The total number of active cases throughout Nepal, as of today, is 12,386.

So far, 432 fatalities from Covid-19 have been reported in Kathmandu, 97 in Bhaktapur, and 129 in Lalitpur. The nationwide death-toll has advanced to 1,663.

Meanwhile, a total of 86,728 people have recovered from the infection in Kathmandu while 13,064 have recovered in Lalitpur, and 7,852 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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