Kathmandu valley logs 172 new Covid-19 infections on Friday

KATHMANDU: The three districts of Kathmandu valley reported as many as 172 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Friday.

This accounts for more than 50% of the total 270 new infections recorded today.

Kathmandu alone recorded 147 new cases while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur registered 22 and three cases, respectively.

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Among the newly infected in the valley, 59 are females while 113 are males.

Currently, there are 2,334 active infections in Kathmandu, 287 in Lalitpur, and 72 in Bhaktapur. The total number of active cases throughout Nepal, as of today, is 4,301.

So far, 487 fatalities from Covid-19 have been reported in Kathmandu, 113 in Bhaktapur, and 153 in Lalitpur. The nationwide death-toll has advanced to 1,948 with five more Covid-related fatalities logged today.

Meanwhile, a total of 96,851 people have recovered from the infection in Kathmandu while 15,287 have recovered in Lalitpur and 8,903 in Bhaktapur.

Kathmandu is the only district with over 500 active cases in the country. On the contrary, Kalikot, Rukum West, Mugu are the only three districts with zero live infections, as of today.