Nepal records 197 new Covid-19 cases, 2 fatalities on Thursday – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No.1 English Daily Newspaper

Nepal records 197 new Covid-19 cases, 2 fatalities on Thursday - The Himalayan Times - Nepal's No.1 English Daily Newspaper

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KATHMANDU, DECEMBER 9

Nepal recorded 197 new coronavirus infections in last 24 hours, pushing the nationwide tally to 823,554, while the death toll climbed to 11,549 with two fatalities today.

Meanwhile, the total coronavirus recoveries stand at 805,900 with 329 discharges logged today.

The country’s active Covid-19 case count currently is 6,105 against 6,239 a day before.

As per the latest data provided by the health ministry, a total of 9,451 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours of which 8,018 were PCR tests while 1,433 were antigen tests. With this, a total of 4,696,366 PCR tests have been carried out till date.

Similarly, antigen tests have confirmed 14 positive cases in the past 24 hours. The total number of single-day infections from both the RT-PCR and antigen tests totals to 211.

The highest number of infections were recorded in the capital with 64 cases today, while Lalitpur is second in line with 28 cases and Chitwan is third with 19 cases.

Nepal’s Covid-19 recovery rate stands at 97.8 %, while the fatality rate stands at 1.4%.

Currently, there are 97 individuals in various quarantine facilities across Nepal.

So far, a total of 19,905,501 doses of vaccines have been administered since the beginning of the vaccination campaign, of which 10,846,919 people have received at least one dose while 9,058,582 have received full doses.

Globally, over 268 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus while 5.2 million people have lost their lives to the disease.

Likewise, over 241 million people have recovered while more than 21 million cases are still active.

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