COVID-19: 16 people die, 10,254 new cases detected
Active case tally hits 72,862
KATHMANDU, Jan 22: As many as 16 people succumbed to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours as of Saturday afternoon.
Nepal reported three deaths on Friday, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).
With this, the cumulative death tally has soared to 11,651.
Meanwhile, 10,254 new COVID-19 cases were detected from across the country during the same period.
A total of 20,187 tests including 14,462 RT-PCR tests were carried out, meaning Nepal’s COVID-19 positivity rate stood at 50.79 percent.
With Saturday’s case count, the total number of active cases in the country has surged to 72,862.
Similarly, 708 people recovered from the viral disease on Saturday.