COVID-19 infection rate accelerates once again in Nepal

Published On: April 11, 2021 05:39 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

303 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in past 24 hours; 1,558 new cases in past five days 

KATHMANDU, April 11: Nepal has been witnessing a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in recent days.

As many as 303 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded across the country in the past 24 hours. The number was 337 on Saturday, 288 on Friday,  332 on Thursday and 298 on Wednesday.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), 303 new cases were detected out of 3,125 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests conducted on Sunday.

With this, the national COVID-19 case tally has reached 280,028 including 3,040 cases of fatality.

As of Sunday, Nepal’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 97.9 percent which is the highest among the SAARC countries.

Similarly, the COVID-19 case tally in the South Asia sub-region surpassed a grim milestone of 15 million cases on Saturday that accounts for 11 percent of global cases and almost  six percent of deaths. The region accounts for 23 percent of the world’s population of 7.59 billion people.

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