Nepal’s COVID-19 case tally nears 250,000

Published On: December 14, 2020 05:38 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Nepal sees 821 new COVID-19 cases, 842 recoveries on Monday

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Nearly 250,000 people in Nepal have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) since the country first confirmed the infection on January 23 earlier this year.

With 821 people diagnosed with the disease through 5,423 real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests carried out in the past 24 hours, Nepal’s COVID-19 tally has jumped to 249,244. This is the third consecutive day the country reported less than 100 cases a day in the past one month. Nepal reported the highest single-day spike on October 21.

Though 1,716 people have died of this viral infection so far, as many as 136,573 people have won their battles against the pandemic that emerged from the Chinese province of Wuhan a year ago. This accounts for 94.9 percent of the total confirmed cases so far.

Meanwhile, the Kathmandu Valley, where Nepal’s federal capital city lies, added 333 new cases (191 males and 142 females) on Monday. Nepal’s most populated city has so far reported 116,113 cases.

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