The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Saturday confirmed the detection of 220 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 822,392Additionally, 18 persons have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the antigen test.
Likewise, the MoHP has recorded five deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The ministry on May 19 recorded 246 deaths, the highest daily number. As of Saturday, the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 has reached 11,540. Presently, there are 6,744 active cases in Nepal.
Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have recorded 158 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 97 cases, Lalitpur logged 51 cases and Bhaktapur logged 10 cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.
As many as 392 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Saturday, a total of 804,108 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 97.8 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.4 per cent.
Earlier, the MoHP Friday had reported 223 cases of coronavirus infection that had taken the nationwide tally to 822,172.
As of Saturday, a total of 4,654,685 people have undergone the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 6,744 people staying in isolation while 98 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.
More than 264.37 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 5,538,000 people have died from COVID-19, following an outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, in 2019-December, COVID-19 Global tracker data shown by Reuters. It has been reported that COVID-19 infections are still rising in 48 countries where The United States is the new hotspot of COVID-19 facing a daily surge of rapid infections.