608 new COVID-19 cases, 892 recoveries and nine fatalities

Kathmandu / Dec. 24: With 608 new cases of novel coronavirus confirmed on Wednesday, the national COVID-19 tally has surged to 257,200.

“In 4,142 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 608 persons, 237 females and 371 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 7,092 active cases of COVID-19, of which 3,710 patients are receiving treatment in institutional isolation, 249 are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 46 are receiving treatment with ventilator facility.

A total of 369 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Meanwhile, 892 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 248,292 cases of recoveries and the recovery rate has reached 96.5 per cent.

A total of nine people succumbed to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours and with this, the national COVID-19 related death tally has reached 1,816.

Kathmandu valley logs 279 new cases on Friday

The three districts of Kathmandu valley reported 279 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Friday.

Of the total 608 new cases in the country, Kathmandu district reported 212 infections while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur registered 47 and 20 infections respectively.

Of those newly infected in the valley, 115 are females while 164 are males.

Currently, there are 3,116 active infections in Kathmandu, 484 in Lalitpur, and 213 in Bhaktapur. The total number of active cases throughout Nepal, as of today, is 7,092.

So far, 459 fatalities from Covid-19 have been reported in Kathmandu, 98 in Bhaktapur, and 144 in Lalitpur. The nationwide death-toll has advanced to 1,816.

Meanwhile, a total of 92,295 people have recovered from the infection in Kathmandu while 14,371 have recovered in Lalitpur and 8,448 in Bhaktapur.

At present, Kathmandu is the only district in the country with over 500 active cases while Mugu and Rukum West have zero live infections.

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