1,996 COVID-19 recoveries, 936 new infections and 14 fatalities

Kathmandu / Dec. 15: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Tuesday confirmed 936 new cases of COVID-19, taking the national tally to 250,180.

“In 7,117 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, a total of 936 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection,” informed the MoHP in its daily update.

Currently, there are 9,881 active cases of COVID-19. Likewise, 457 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad are stationed in quarantine.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,996 persons either staying in home isolation or receiving treatment in various health facilities recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. The total number of COVID-19 recoveries in Nepal has spiked to 238,569.

Moreover, 14 people succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 death toll to 1,730.

Kathmandu valley registers 438 new cases on Tuesday

The three districts of Kathmandu valley reported 438 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Tuesday.

Of the total 936 new cases in the country, Kathmandu district reported 310 infections while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur registered 86 and 42 infections respectively.

Of those newly infected in the valley, 174 are females while 264 are males.

Currently, there are 4,353 active infections in Kathmandu, 707 in Lalitpur, and 333 in Bhaktapur. The total number of active cases throughout Nepal, as of today, is 9,881.

So far, 447 fatalities from Covid-19 have been reported in Kathmandu, 97 in Bhaktapur, and 137 in Lalitpur. The nationwide death-toll has advanced to 1,730.

Meanwhile, a total of 88,699 people have recovered from the infection in Kathmandu while 13,677 have recovered in Lalitpur, and 8,098 in Bhaktapur.

Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Kaski are the three districts to have over 500 active cases. Likewise, Manang is the only district with zero live infections at present.

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