The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Saturday confirmed the detection of 197 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 820,724. Additionally, 16 persons have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the antigen test.
Likewise, the MoHP has recorded three 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 11,521. Presently, there are 7,156 active cases in Nepal.
Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have recorded 121 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 94 cases, Lalitpur logged 20 cases and Bhaktapur logged seven cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.
As many as 325 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Saturday, a total of 802,047 people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 97.7 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.4 per cent.
Earlier, the MoHP Friday had reported 242 cases of coronavirus infection that had taken the nationwide tally to 820,527.
As of Saturday, a total of 4,604,396 people have undergone the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 7,156 people staying in isolation while 98 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.
More than 259.99 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 5,441,000 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 57 countries where The United States is the new hotspot of COVID-19 facing a daily surge of rapid infections.