Nepal’s COVID-19 tally crosses 50,000 with 1,246 new cases including 576 in valley

Kathmandu / Sept. 10: The Ministry of Health and Population on Thursday confirmed 1,246 new cases of COVID-19.

In 11,144 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,246 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

Meanwhile, 1,818 COVID-19 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours after recovering from the virus infection. The recovery rate now stands at 71 per cent.

Currently, there are 14,448 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 8,010 patients are in institutional isolation and 6,438 are in home isolation. Some 5,806 people, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active cases of COVID-19, some 165 patients are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of which 21 are receiving treatment with ventilator facility.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 50,465 including 35,700 cases of recovery and 317 death cases.

Kathmandu valley records highest single-day tally with 576 new cases of COVID-19

The Ministry of Health and Population on Wednesday confirmed 576 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley. This is the highest single-day tally recorded in the valley until now.

In 11,144 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 576 persons, 183 females and 393 males were found with the novel coronavirus infection, read the COVID-19 national update released by the ministry.

Of the new cases, 495 cases, 147 females and 348 males, were detected in Kathmandu, 38 cases, 16 females and 22 males, were found in Bhaktapur and 43 cases, 20 females and 23 males were recorded in Lalitpur.

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