708 new cases of COVID-19 detected through 6,135 PCR tests conducted in past 24 hours

Published On: December 29, 2020 06:10 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Nepal’s COVID-19 caseload hits 259,548 including 6,396 active cases

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Nepal recorded 708 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) through 6,135 polymerase chain reactions tests conducted in the past 24 hours .

According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), 270 males and 438 females were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. With this the number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in the country has reached 259,548 including 1,840 fatalities, and 6,396 active cases.

The health ministry also recorded eight more COVID-19 related death cases in the last 24 hours. So far, 1,840 people have died of COVID-19 in Nepal which is 0.71 percent of the total cases.

Similarly, there are 365 people currently staying in quarantine, 2,958 in home  isolation, 228 in Intensive Care Units (ICU) and 40 on ventilators across the country.

Likewise, the Kathmandu Valley where lies the country’s federal capital witnessed 398 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.


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