COVID-19 update Nepal: 7,316 new cases , 6648 recoveries, 145 fatalities In 24 hours - South Asia Time

COVID-19 update Nepal: 7,316 new cases , 6648 recoveries, 145 fatalities In 24 hours

 May 16, 2021  

Kathmandu — The nation’s novel coronavirus tally of Nepal has reached 455,020 with 7,316 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Sunday.

According to Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the Health Ministry stated that the past 24 hours, a total of 7,316 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2 in a regular press brief.

Likewise, out of 344 antigen tests done on the last day, the virus infection was detected in 52 people.

Of the new infections, 2,609 were recorded in Kathmandu Valley including 292 in Bhaktapur, 436 in Lalitpur and 1,881 in Kathmandu.

Currently, there are 110,263 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 7,808 are admitted to various institutional isolations and 102,455 are placed in home isolation. Likewise, 701 people mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active patients, 1,313 are admitted to the ICU, and 380 are under treatment with the ventilator facility, the Rising Nepal writes.

Meanwhile, 6,648 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in institutional isolation or staying in home isolation recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. Nepal has now recorded 339,756 cases of recovery and the recovery rate is 74.06 percent.

The Ministry of Health and Population on Saturday added 145 fatalities to the nation’s COVID-19 death toll, which has now spiked to 5,001.