500 new Covid-19 cases, 840 recoveries, 3 fatalities in 24 hours

Kathmandu / Dec. 26: With 500 new cases of novel coronavirus confirmed on Saturday, the national COVID-19 tally has surged to 257,700.

“In 5,434 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 500 persons, 213 females and 287 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 6,749 active cases of COVID-19, of which 3,349 patients are receiving treatment in institutional isolation, 228 are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 50 are receiving treatment with ventilator facility.

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

Meanwhile, 840 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 249,132 cases of recoveries and the recovery rate has reached 96.7 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 1,819.

Kathmandu Valley logs 267 new cases on Saturday

The three districts of Kathmandu valley reported as many as 267 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Saturday.

Of the total 500 new cases in the country, Kathmandu district reported 209 infections while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur registered 42 and 16 infections respectively.

Of those newly infected in the valley, 117 are females while 150 are males.

Currently, there are 3,014 active infections in Kathmandu, 439 in Lalitpur, and 187 in Bhaktapur. The total number of active cases throughout Nepal, as of today, is 6,749.

So far, 460 fatalities from Covid-19 have been reported in Kathmandu, 98 in Bhaktapur, and 145 in Lalitpur. The nationwide death-toll has advanced to 1,819.

A total of 92,605 people have recovered from the infection in Kathmandu while 14,457 have recovered in Lalitpur and 8,490 in Bhaktapur.

Kathmandu alone remains the district to have over 500 active cases. Meanwhile, Mugu and Rukum West are the only two districts with zero live infections at present.

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