The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Saturday reported 1,310 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 665,886. Additionally, 565 persons have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the antigen test.
Likewise, the MoHP has recorded 21 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 9,527. Presently, there are 25,952 active cases in Nepal.
Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have recorded 428 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 299 cases, Lalitpur logged 77 cases and Bhaktapur logged 52 cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.
As many as 2,164 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Saturday, a total of 630,407 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 94.7 per cent.
Earlier, the MoHP on Friday had reported 2,006 cases of coronavirus infection that had taken the nationwide tally to 664,576.
As of Saturday, a total of 3,463,057 persons have undergone the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 25,952 persons staying in isolation while 337 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.
Meanwhile, 1,828,484 people have been administered the first dose of Covishield vaccines and 460,734 have been vaccinated with the booster dose. Likewise, 1,084,366 people have been vaccinated with the first dose of the Vero Cell vaccine while 666,136 others have received the second dose as of July 17, 2021, the Ministry's data showed.
More than 189.58 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 4,240,000 people have died from COVID-19, following an outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, in early December, COVID-19 Global tracker data shown by Reuters. It has been reported that COVID-19 infections are still rising in 89 countries.