543 new COVID-19 cases including 247 more cases in Kathmandu valley

Kathmandu / Dec. 31: With 534 new cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed on Thursday, the national COVID-19 tally has surged to 260,593.

“In 6,000 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 534 persons, 196 females and 338 males, were found to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2,” informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its daily update.

Currently, there are 6,378 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which 2,872 patients are admitted to institutional isolation.

Of the patients in istutional isolation, 236 patients are admitted to the ICU and 36 are receiving treatment with ventilator facility.

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

Meanwhile, 447 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 252, 359 cases of recoveries.

A total of nine people succumbed to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours and with this, the national COVID-19 related death tally has reached 1,856.

247 more cases of Covid-19 surface in Kathmandu valley on Thursday

The Kathmandu valley on Thursday logged 247 additional cases of coronavirus cases.

Of the total infected, 103 were women and 144 men. The capital alone witnessed 180 of the 247 infections while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur reported 43 and 24 infections, respectively.

At present, there are 2943 active Covid-19 cases in Kathmandu while the number of same in Lalitpur is 385 and 183 in Bhaktapur.

Meanwhile, the total number of people that have recovered from the disease in Kathmandu is 137,777; 14,730 in Lalitpur and 8,605 in Bhaktapur.

As many as 470 people have died from Covid-19 in Kathmandu, 146 in Lalitpur and 104 in Bhaktapur.

Kathmandu is the only district with 500+ active cases in the country. On the contrary, Mahottari, Mugu, Rukum West are the three districts with zero live infections as of today.

On Thursday, 534 new cases of the coronavirus infection had surfaced in the country following which the nationwide Covid-19 tally has reached 260,593. Nine deaths reported in the last 24 hours took the death toll to 1856.

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