Covid-19 tally stands at 66,632 with 1,356 new cases, 823 recoveries

Kathmandu / Sept. 22: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Tuesday confirmed 1,356 new cases of COVID-19.

In 11,154 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,356 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

Meanwhile, some 823 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 18,142 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 9,193 patients are in institutional isolation and 8,949 are in home isolation. Some 7,171 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active cases, 223 are in ICU and 37 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 66,632 including 48,061 cases of recovery and 429 death cases.

Kathmandu valley records 647 new cases

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Tuesday confirmed 647 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley.

In 11,154 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 647 persons, 222 females and 425 males, were found with the novel coronavirus infection in the Valley itself, revealed the daily report released by the MoHP today.

Of the 647 new cases, 511 cases including 173 females and 338 males were detected in Kathmandu, 63 cases including 22 females and 41 males were found in Bhaktapur and 73 cases including 27 females and 46 males were recorded in Lalitpur.

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