The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Wednesday confirmed the detection of 1,251 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 787,828. Additionally, 294 persons have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the antigen test.
Likewise, the MoHP has recorded six deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The ministry on May 19 recorded 246 deaths, the highest daily number. As of Wednesday, the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 has reached 11,059. Presently, there are 21,139 active cases in Nepal.
Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have recorded 402 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 261 cases, Lalitpur logged 98 cases and Bhaktapur logged 43 cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.
As many as 1,630 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Wednesday, a total of 755,630 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 95.9 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.5 per cent.
As of Wednesday, a total of 4,124,579 people have undergone the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 21,139 people staying in isolation while 441 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.
Meanwhile, 2,616,065 people have been administered the first dose of Covishield vaccines and 1,467,814 have been vaccinated with the booster dose. Likewise, 3,614,758 people have been vaccinated with the first dose of the Vero Cell vaccine while 2,737,926 others have received the second dose as of September 22, 2021, the Ministry's data showed. Similarly, a total of 1,423,052 persons — 194,293 in Province 1; 297,038 in Province 2; 348,654 in Bagmati Province; 121,419 in Gandaki Province; 253,954 in Lumbini Province, 71,930 in Karnali Province, and 135,764 in Sudurpaschim Province — have been vaccinated with single-shot Janssen vaccines.
More than 229.57 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 4,913,000 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 53 countries where The United States is the new hotspot of COVID-19 facing a daily surge of rapid infections.