COVID-19 update: 918 recovered, 1,081 new cases including 464 in valley; tally at 49,219

Kathmandu / Sept. 9: The Ministry of Health and Population on Wednesday confirmed 1,081 new cases of COVID-19.

In 11,167 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,081 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

Meanwhile, 918 COVID-19 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours after recovering from the virus infection. The recovery rate now stands at 68.8 per cent.

Currently, there are 15,025 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 7,988 patients are in institutional isolation and 7,037 are in home isolation. Some 5,480 people, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active cases of COVID-19, some 162 patients are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of which 22 are receiving treatment with ventilator facility.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 49,219 including 3,882 cases of recovery and 312 death cases.

Kathmandu Valley records 464 new cases of COVID-19

The Ministry of Health and Population on Wednesday confirmed 464 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley.

In 11,167 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 464 persons, 145 females and 319 males, were found with the novel coronavirus infection, read the COVID-19 national update released by the ministry on Wednesday.

Of the new cases, 394 cases, 104 females and 290 males, were detected in Kathmandu, 36 cases, 20 females and 16 males, were detected in Bhaktapur and 34 cases, 21 females and 13 males were detected in Lalitpur.

Currently, all three districts have more than 500 active COVID-19 patients.

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