The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Saturday reported 1,353 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 654,212. Additionally, 816 persons have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the antigen test.
Likewise, the MoHP has recorded 22 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 9,362. Presently, there are 26,489 active cases in Nepal.
Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have recorded 414 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 303 cases, Lalitpur logged 60 cases and Bhaktapur logged 51 cases, as per the data released by the MoHP. Likewise, three patients of COVID-19 have died in Kathmandu and another one in Lalitpur in the past 24 hours.
As many as 1,432 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Saturday, a total of 618,361 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 94.5 per cent.
As of Saturday, a total of 3,409,940 persons have undergone the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 26,489 persons staying in isolation while 308 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.
More than 186.19 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 4,185,000 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 69 countries.