488 new cases of COVID-19, 527 recoveries and 10 fatalities in 24 hours

Kathmandu / Jan. 11: With 488 new cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed on Sunday, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 265,268.

“In 5,309 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 488 persons, 192 females and 296 males were found infected with SARS-CoV-2,” informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its daily update.

At the same time, 314 infections including 129 females and 185 males were recorded in the Kathmandu Valley.

Currently, there are 4,373 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 3,143 patients are in home isolation and the remaining are in home isolation. A total of 237 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the patients receiving treatment in institutional isolation, 163 are admitted to the ICU while 37 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 527 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 258,968 cases of recoveries and the recovery rate stands at 97.6 per cent.

A total of 10 people succumbed to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours and with this, the national COVID-19 related death tally has reached 1,927.

314 new cases in Kathmandu valley

The three districts of Kathmandu valley recorded 314 additional cases of coronavirus infection, on Monday.

Of the newly infected, 129 are females while 185 are males.

Kathmandu district alone witnessed 230 cases of infection while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur reported 69 and 15 cases, respectively. At present, there are 2,155 active Covid-19 cases in Kathmandu while number of the same in Lalitpur is 266 and that in Bhaktapur is 94.

As many as 481 people have lost their lives to Covid-19 in Kathmandu. Likewise, 152 fatalities have been reported in Lalitpur and 111 in Bhaktapur, so far.

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

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