481 new COVID-19 cases, 731 recoveries and six fatalities in 24 hours

Kathmandu / Dec. 27: With 481 new cases of novel coronavirus confirmed on Sunday, the national COVID-19 tally has surged to

“In 3,828 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 481 persons were found to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2,” said Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in the regular press briefing.

Currently, there are 6,493 active cases of COVID-19, of which 3,416 patients are receiving treatment in institutional isolation and 3,077 are in home isolation.

A total of 235 are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 53 are receiving treatment with ventilator facility.

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

Meanwhile, 731 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 249,863 cases of recoveries and the recovery rate has reached 96.8 per cent.

A total of six people succumbed to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours and with this, the national COVID-19 related death tally has reached 1,825.

Kathmandu Valley logs 208 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday

The three districts of Kathmandu valley reported 208 fresh cases of the coronavirus infection on Sunday.

Of the total new cases in the country, Kathmandu district reported 142 infections while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur registered 54 and 12 infections respectively.

Of those newly infected in the valley, 83 are females while 125 are males.

Currently, there are 2891 active infections in Kathmandu, 389 in Lalitpur, and 173 in Bhaktapur. The total number of active cases throughout Nepal, as of today, is .

So far, 464 fatalities from Covid-19 have been reported in Kathmandu, 98 in Bhaktapur, and 145 in Lalitpur.

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

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