966 Covid-19 recoveries, 722 new infections and three fatalities

Kathmandu / Dec. 22: With 722 new cases of novel coronavirus confirmed on Tuesday, the national COVID-19 tally has surged to 255,236.

“In 7,000 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 733 persons, 310 females and 412 males, were found to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2,” the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its daily update.

Currently, there are 7,729 active cases of COVID-19, of which 4,264 patients are receiving treatment in institutional isolation, 260 are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 48 are receiving treatment with ventilator facility.

A total of 413 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Meanwhile, 966 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 245,709 cases of recoveries and the recovery rate has reached 96.3 per cent.

A total of three people succumbed to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours and with this, the national COVID-19 related death tally has reached 1,798.

Kathmandu valley logs 365 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday

The three districts of Kathmandu valley reported 365 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Tuesday.

Of the total 722 new cases in the country, Kathmandu district reported 300 infections while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur registered 42 and 23 infections respectively.

Of those newly infected in the valley, 160 are females while 205 are males.

Currently, there are 3,346 active infections in Kathmandu, 565 in Lalitpur, and 233 in Bhaktapur. The total number of active cases throughout Nepal, as of today, is 7,729.

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 1,798.

Meanwhile, a total of 91,409 people have recovered from the infection in Kathmandu while 14,184 have recovered in Lalitpur and 8,357 in Bhaktapur.

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