Wednesday, 20 January, 2021

COVID-19 recovery crosses 200,000 mark


By Ajita Rijal
Kathmandu, Nov. 24: With the additional 3,043 people recovering from the coronavirus on Monday, Nepal’s official national COVID-19 recovery tally has now jumped to 202,067, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).
With this, Nepal has now crossed the 200,000 mark of the total people recovered from the virus in over the past 10 months since the first case of the virus was reported in the country.
Nepal’s recovery rate now stands at 90.9 per cent, according to the latest MoHP situation report.
Furthermore, of the total national caseload in the country, the active cases stand at 9.5 per cent with 18,884 cases while the death rate stands at 0.6 per cent with 1337 deaths, according to MoHP data.
Some 3,043 patients who were either receiving treatment in various institutional isolations or staying in home isolation across the country, recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours, according to MoHP update.
Meanwhile, the MoHP confirmed 1,980 new cases of COVID-19 today. With this, Nepal’s official national COVID-19 tally has now soared to 222,288. Of today’s new cases, 1007, including 454 females and 553 males, are from the Kathmandu Valley’s three districts.
Of the 10,381 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests conducted in the last 24 hours, 1,980 persons, including 789 females and 1191 males, were found with the COVID-19 infection in the last 24 hours, according to MoHP report.
Meanwhile, the MoHP confirmed 16 new COVID-19 related fatalities today, taking the nation’s COVID-19 death toll to 1337. 

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