The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Saturday confirmed the detection of 636 new cases of coronavirus infection. With this, the COVID count has reached 801,633. Additionally, 124 persons have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the antigen test.
Likewise, the MoHP has recorded 11 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 11,221. Presently, there are 15,340 active cases in Nepal.
Meanwhile, the three districts of Kathmandu valley have recorded 227 cases in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu logged 145 cases, Lalitpur logged 57 cases and Bhaktapur logged 25 cases, as per the data released by the MoHP.
As many as 899 patients of COVID-19 have recovered in the past 24 hours. As of Saturday, a total of 775,072people have recovered from the viral disease, the data released by the MoHP showed. Presently, the recovery rate stands at 96.7 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.4 per cent.
As of Saturday, a total of 4,279,701 people have undergone the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Presently, there are 15,340 people staying in isolation while 236 others have been placed in quarantine in the country.
Meanwhile, 2,811,279 people have been administered the first dose of Covishield vaccines and 1,549,870 have been vaccinated with the booster dose. Likewise, 5,315,983 people have been vaccinated with the first dose of the Vero Cell vaccine while 3,360,690 others have received the second dose as of October 9, 2021, the Ministry's data showed. Similarly, a total of 1,536,397 persons — 199,665 in Province 1; 362,298 in Province 2; 380,969 in Bagmati Province; 122,397 in Gandaki Province; 254,074 in Lumbini Province, 77,015 in Karnali Province, and 139,979 in Sudurpaschim Province — have been vaccinated with single-shot Janssen vaccines.
More than 237.16 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide while at least 5,046,000 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 48 countries where The United States is the new hotspot of COVID-19 facing a daily surge of rapid infections.