511 New COVID-19 cases, 600 recoveries and seven fatalities

Kathmandu / Dec. 30: With 511 new cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed on Wednesday, the national COVID-19 tally has surged to 260,059.

“In 5,110 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 511 persons were found to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2,” informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in the regular press briefing.

Currently, there are 6,300 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which 3,477 patients are admitted to institutional isolation and 2,823 are admitted to home isolation and the recovery rate has reached 96.9 per cent.

A total of 362 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Meanwhile, 600 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 251,912 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 1,847.

312 fresh infections reported in Kathmandu valley

The three districts of Kathmandu valley reported 312 fresh cases of coronavirus infection on Wednesday.

Kathmandu district alone reported 225 cases while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur registered 49 and 38 infections respectively.

Of those newly infected in the valley, 129 are females while 183 are males.

Currently, there are 2,942 active infections in Kathmandu, 375 in Lalitpur, and 183 in Bhaktapur. The total number of active cases throughout Nepal, as of today, is 6,300.

So far, 470 fatalities from Covid-19 have been reported in Kathmandu, 101 in Bhaktapur, and 146 in Lalitpur. The nationwide death-toll has advanced to 1847 with seven additional fatalities reported today.

Meanwhile, a total of 93,373 people have recovered from the infection in Kathmandu while 14,697 have recovered in Lalitpur, and 8,579 in Bhaktapur.

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