430 new cases of COVID-19, 390 recoveries and five fatalities in 24 hours

Kathmandu / Jan. 12: With 430 new cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed on Tuesday, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 265,698.

“In 5,300 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 430 were found infected with SARS-CoV-2,” informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its daily update.

Currently, there are 4,408 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation and 237 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Meanwhile, 390 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 259,398 cases of recoveries.

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 1,932.

Covid-19 infections in Kathmandu valley rise by 259 on Tuesday

The three districts of Kathmandu valley recorded as many as 259 cases of coronavirus infection on Tuesday.

Of the newly infected, 115 are females while 144 are males.

Kathmandu district alone witnessed 221 cases of infection while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur reported 29 and 9 cases, respectively. At present, there are 2,241 active Covid-19 cases in Kathmandu while number of the same in Lalitpur is 277 and that in Bhaktapur is 88.

As many as 482 people have lost their lives to Covid-19 in Kathmandu. Likewise,152 fatalities have been reported in Lalitpur and 111 in Bhaktapur, so far.

Meanwhile, the total number of people who have recovered from the disease in Kathmandu is 96,427. Likewise, 8,864 people have recovered in Lalitpur and Bhaktapur.

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

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