259 new cases of COVID-19, 513 recoveries and five fatalities in 24 hours

Kathmandu / Jan. 19: With 259 new cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed on Sunday, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 264,780.

“In 3,399 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 554 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2,” informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson at Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) during the regular press briefing.

At the same time, 126 infections including nine in Bhaktapur, 18 in Lalitpur and 99 in Kathmandu were recorded in the Kathmandu Valley.

Currently, there are 4,422 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 3,243 patients are receiving treatment in institutional isolation and 1,179 are in home isolation. A total of 257 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the patients receiving treatment in institutional isolation, 191 are admitted to the ICU while 44 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 513 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in institutional isolation or staying in home isolation recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. Nepal has now recorded 258,441 cases of recoveries and the recovery rate stands at 97.6 per cent.

A total of five people succumbed to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours and with this, the national COVID-19 related death tally has reached 1, 917.

126 new cases in Kathmandu valley

The three districts of Kathmandu valley recorded as many as 126 cases of coronavirus infection on Sunday.

Of the newly infected, 48 are females while 78 are males.

Kathmandu district alone witnessed 99 cases of infection while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur reported 18 and nine cases, respectively. At present, there are 2,106 active Covid-19 cases in Kathmandu while number of the same in Lalitpur is 240 and that in Bhaktapur is 104.

As many as 480 people have lost their lives to Covid-19 in Kathmandu. Likewise, 152 fatalities have been reported in Lalitpur and 110 in Bhaktapur, so far.

Meanwhile, total number of people who have recovered from the disease in Kathmandu is 96,113. Likewise, 15,154 people have recovered in Lalitpur and 8,825 in Bhaktapur.

Kathmandu is the only district with over 500 active cases in the country. On the contrary, Taplejung, Solukhumbu and Mugu are the two districts with zero live infections, as of today.

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