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Nepal reports 2,382 new COVID cases, 61 deaths on Saturday

Nationwide COVID tally hits 606,778; death toll reaches 8,366

2021 Jun 12, 17:10, Kathmandu

Nepal's Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Saturday reported 2,382 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 606,778. Additionally, 1,002 persons have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the antigen test.

Likewise, the Health Ministry has recorded 61 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The ministry on May 19 recorded 246 deaths, the highest daily number. As of Friday, the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 has reached 8,305. Presently, there are 527,111 active cases in Nepal.

Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have recorded 598 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu registered 391 cases, Lalitpur 130 cases and Bhaktapur registered 77 cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.

As many as 6,295 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Saturday, a total of 527,111 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 86.9 per cent.

Earlier, the MoHP on Friday had reported 2,709 cases of coronavirus infection that had taken the nationwide tally to 604,396.

As of Saturday, a total of 3,207,208 persons have undergone the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 71,301 persons staying in isolation while 552 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.

More than 175.29 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 3,941,624 people have died from COVID-19, following an outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, in early December, a Reuters tally showed as of 11:48 am, on Saturday, June 12, 2021.

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