1,175 COVID-19 recoveries, 710 new infections and 12 fatalities

Kathmandu / Dec. 19: With 710 new cases of novel coronavirus confirmed on Saturday, the national COVID-19 tally has surged to 253,184.

“In 4,780 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 710 persons were found to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2,” informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its update.

Meanwhile, 1,175 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 242,567 cases of recoveries.

A total of 12 people succumbed to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours and with this, the national COVID-19 related death tally has reached 1,777.

Kathmandu valley registers 281 new cases on Saturday

The three districts of Kathmandu valley reported 281 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Saturday.

Of the total 710 new cases in the country, Kathmandu district reported 224 infections while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur registered 38 and 19 infections respectively.

Of those newly infected in the valley, 103 are females while 178 are males.

Currently, there are 3,756 active infections in Kathmandu, 666 in Lalitpur, and 261 in Bhaktapur. The total number of active cases throughout Nepal, as of today, is 8,840.

So far, 453 fatalities from Covid-19 have been reported in Kathmandu, 97 in Bhaktapur, and 142 in Lalitpur. The nationwide death-toll has advanced to 1,777.

Meanwhile, a total of 90,286 people have recovered from the infection in Kathmandu while 13,953 have recovered in Lalitpur, and 8,259 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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