232 new cases, 386 recoveries and eight fatalities in 24 hours

Kathmandu, Jan. 23: With 232 new cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed on Saturday, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 269,180.

“In 3,541 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 232 persons, 91 females and 141 males were found infected with SARS-CoV-2,” informed Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its daily update.

Currently, there are 3,452 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 778 are receiving treatment in various institutional isolation and the remaining are placed in home isolation. Also, 158 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Likewise, 147 COVID-19 patients are admitted to the ICU and 26 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 386 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 263,734 cases of recoveries and the recovery rate is at 97.9 per cent.

Moreover, eight persons succumbed to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll to 1,994.

Kathmandu Valley logs 109 new cases on Saturday

The three districts of Kathmandu valley reported 109 new cases of coronavirus infection on Saturday, of which 49 are females and 60 males.

This accounts for approximately 47% of the total new cases observed today.

Of the total 232 new cases in the country, Kathmandu district reported 80 infections while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur registered 20 and nine infections respectively.

Currently, there are 1,935 active infections in Kathmandu, 165 in Lalitpur, and 37 in Bhaktapur. The total number of active cases throughout Nepal, as of today, is 3,452.

So far, 491 fatalities from Covid-19 have been reported in Kathmandu, 114 in Bhaktapur, and 158 in Lalitpur. The nationwide death-toll has advanced to 1,994 with eight Covid-related fatalities logged today.

Meanwhile, a total of 98,238 people have recovered from the infection in Kathmandu, 15,581 in Lalitpur and 9,024 in Bhaktapur.

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

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