COVID-19 update: a record 2,020 new cases confirmed in a single day, tally crosses 60,000

Kathmandu, Sept. 18: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Friday confirmed 2,020 new cases of COVID-19. This is the highest single-day tally recorded in Nepal till the date.

In 11,458 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 2,020 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

Meanwhile, 871 some COVID-19 patients receiving treatment at various health facilities across the nation were discharged in the last 24 hours after recovering from the virus infection. The recovery rate now stands at 71.1 per cent.

Currently, there are 17,383 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 9,295 patients are in institutional isolation and 8,088 are in home isolation. Some 7,736 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active patients, 173 are in ICU and 36 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 61,593 including 43,820 cases of recovery and 390 death cases.

Kathmandu valley records 859 new cases

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Friday confirmed 859 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley. This is the highest single-day tally recorded in the Valley until now.

In 11,458 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 859 persons, 296 females and 563 males, were found with the novel coronavirus infection in the Valley itself, revealed the daily report released by the MoHP today.

Of the 859 new cases, 698 cases including 216 females and 482 males, were detected in Kathmandu, 82 cases including 48 females and 34 males, were found in Bhaktapur and 79 cases, including 32 females and 47 males were recorded in Lalitpur.

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