Covid-19 update: 1,079 recoveries, 742 new cases and seven Fatalities

Kathmandu / Dec. 21: With 742 new cases of novel coronavirus confirmed on Sunday, the national COVID-19 tally has surged to 254,514.

“In 6,351 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 742 persons were found to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2,” the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its daily update.

Currently, there are 7,976 active cases of COVID-19 while 421 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Meanwhile, 1,079 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 244,743 cases of recoveries.

A total of seven people succumbed to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours and with this, the national COVID-19 related death tally has reached 1,795.

Kathmandu valley registers 311 new cases on Monday

The three districts of Kathmandu valley reported 311 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Monday.

Of the total 742 new cases in the country, Kathmandu district reported 235 infections while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur registered 55 and 21 infections respectively.

Of those newly infected in the valley, 130 are females while 181 are males.

Currently, there are 3,448 active infections in Kathmandu, 628 in Lalitpur, and 244 in Bhaktapur. The total number of active cases throughout Nepal, as of today, is 7,976.

So far, 454 fatalities from Covid-19 have been reported in Kathmandu, 97 in Bhaktapur, and 142 in Lalitpur. The nationwide death-toll has advanced to 1,795.

Meanwhile, a total of 91,007 people have recovered from the infection in Kathmandu while 14,079 have recovered in Lalitpur and 8,323 in Bhaktapur.

Kathmandu and Lalitpur are the two districts in the country to have over 500 active cases. Likewise, Manang and Mugu have zero live infections at present.

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