COVID-19 update: 1,325 new cases, 966 recoveries, tally stands at 64,122

Kathmandu / Sept. 20: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Sunday confirmed 1,325 new cases of COVID-19.

In 9,584 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,325 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

Meanwhile, some 966 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 72 per cent.

Currently, there are 17,478 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 9,071 patients are in institutional isolation and 8,407 are in home isolation. Some 7,451 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active patients, 190 are in ICU and 36 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 64,122 including 46,233 cases of recovery and 411 death cases.

Kathmandu valley records 767 new cases

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Sunday confirmed 767 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley.

In 9,584 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 767 persons, 305 females and 462 males, were found with the novel coronavirus infection in the Valley itself, revealed the daily report released by the MoHP today.

Of the 767 new cases, 602 cases including 230 females and 372 males were detected in Kathmandu, 101 cases including 41 females and 60 males were found in Bhaktapur and 64 cases including 34 females and 30 males were recorded in Lalitpur.

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