COVID-19 Update: 1,154 new cases, 1,005 recoveries, tally hits 65,276

Kathmandu / Sept. 21: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Monday confirmed 1,154 new cases of COVID-19.

In 9,533 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,154 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

Meanwhile, some 1,005 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 17,611 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 8,921 patients are in institutional isolation and 8,690 are in home isolation. Some 7,403 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active patients, 196 are in ICU, and 31 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 65,276 including 47,238 cases of recovery and 427 death cases.

674 new cases confirmed in Kathmandu Valley

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Monday confirmed 674 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley.

In 9,533 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 674 persons, 274 females and 400 males, were found with the novel coronavirus infection in the Valley itself, revealed the daily report released by the MoHP today.

Of the 674 new cases, 538 cases including 213 females and 325 males were detected in Kathmandu, 74 cases including 30 females and 44 males were found in Bhaktapur and 63 cases including 31 females and males each were recorded in Lalitpur.

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