339 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 fatalities in 24 hours

Kathmandu / Jan. 25: With 339 new cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed on Monday, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 269,789.

“In 4,858 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 339 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2,” informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its daily update.

Of the 339 new infections, 154 were recorded in the Kathmandu Valley.

Currently, there are 3,240 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 736 remaining are receiving treatment in various institutional isolations. Also, 132 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Meanwhile, 401 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 264,538 cases of recoveries and the recovery rate is at 98.1 per cent.

Moreover, 10 persons succumbed to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll to 2,011.

Kathmandu valley logs 154 new coronavirus cases

The three districts of Kathmandu valley reported 154 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Monday.

Among the newly infected, 59 are females while 95 are males.

Of the total 339 new cases in the country, Kathmandu district reported 133 infections while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur registered 13 and eight cases respectively.

Currently, there are 1,805 active infections in Kathmandu, 141 in Lalitpur, and 32 in Bhaktapur. The total number of active cases throughout Nepal, as of today, is 3,240.

So far, 493 fatalities from Covid-19 have been reported in Kathmandu, 115 in Bhaktapur, and 159 in Lalitpur. The nationwide death-toll has advanced to 2,011 with 10 Covid-related fatalities logged today.

Meanwhile, a total of 98,602 people have recovered from the infection in Kathmandu, 15,642 in Lalitpur, and 9,041 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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