842 COVID-19 recoveries, 821 new infections and 18 fatalities

Kathmandu / Dec. 14: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Monday confirmed 821 new cases of COVID-19, taking the national tally to 249,244.

“In 5,423 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, a total of 821 persons, 317 females and 504 males, were found with the novel coronavirus infection,” informed the MoHP in its daily update.

Currently, there are 10,955 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 7,340 patients are in institutional isolation. Likewise, 471 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad are stationed in quarantine.

Of the patients in institutional isolation, some 273 are admitted to the ICU while 54 are receiving treatment with ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, a total of 842 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 236,573 and the recovery rate is at 94.9 per cent.

Moreover, 18 people succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 death toll to 1716.

Kathmandu valley registers 333 new Covid-19 cases

The three districts of Kathmandu valley reported 333 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Monday.

Of the total 821 new cases in the country, Kathmandu district reported 246 infections while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur registered 53 and 34 infections respectively.

Of those newly infected in the valley, 142 are females while 191 are males.

Currently, there are 4,488 active infections in Kathmandu, 829 in Lalitpur, and 350 in Bhaktapur. The total number of active cases throughout Nepal, as of today, is 10,955.

So far, 446 fatalities from Covid-19 have been reported in Kathmandu, 97 in Bhaktapur, and 134 in Lalitpur. The nationwide death-toll has advanced to 1,716.

Meanwhile, a total of 88,258 people have recovered from the infection in Kathmandu while 13,472 have recovered in Lalitpur, and 8,031 in Bhaktapur.

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

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