266 new COVID-19 cases, 400 recoveries in 24 hours

Kathmandu / Jan. 17: With 266 new cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed on Sunday, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 267,322.

“In 3,508 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 266 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2,” informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) during the regular press briefing.

Of the new infections, 177 cases were recorded in the Kathmandu Valley including nine in Bhaktapur, 23 in Lalitpur and 145 in Kathmandu.

Currently, there are 3,919 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation and 221 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active patients, 2,837 are placed in home isolation while the remaining are receiving treatment in various institutional isolations. Likewise, 157 COVID-19 patients are admitted to the ICU and 39 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 400 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 261,444 cases of recoveries.

Moreover, five persons succumbed to the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours. With this, Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll has reached 1,959.

Kathmandu Valley logs 177 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

The three districts of Kathmandu valley reported as many as 177 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Sunday.

This accounts for about 66.5% of the total 266 new infections recorded today.

Kathmandu alone recorded 145 new cases while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur registered 23 and nine cases, respectively.

Among the newly infected in the valley, 61 are females while 116 are males.

Currently, there are 2,264 active infections in Kathmandu, 216 in Lalitpur, and 56 in Bhaktapur. The total number of active cases throughout Nepal, as of today, is 3,919.

So far, 487 fatalities from Covid-19 have been reported in Kathmandu, 113 in Bhaktapur, and 156 in Lalitpur. The nationwide death-toll has advanced to 1,959 with five more Covid-related fatalities logged today.

Meanwhile, a total of 97,181 people have recovered from the infection in Kathmandu while 15,390 have recovered in Lalitpur and 8,935 in Bhaktapur.

Kathmandu is the only district with over 500 active cases in the country. On the contrary, Solukhumbu, Bhojpur, Nawalparasi West, Kalikot, Rukum West and Mugu are the six districts with zero live infections, as of today.

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