COVID-19 update: 1,497 new cases, 457 recoveries, tally jumps to 69,301

Kathmandu / Sept. 24: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Thursday confirmed 1,497 new cases of COVID-19.

In 11,449 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,497 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

Meanwhile, some 457 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 72.7 per cent.

Currently, there are 18,437 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 8,614 patients are in institutional isolation and 9,823 are in home isolation. Some 6,565 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active cases, 232 patients are in ICU and 28 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 69,301 including 50,411 cases of recovery and 453 death cases.

755 new cases of COVID-19 in Kathmandu Valley

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Thursday confirmed 755 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley.

In 11,449 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 755 persons, 279 females and 476 males, were found with the novel coronavirus infection in the Valley itself, revealed the daily report released by the MoHP today.

Of the 755 new cases, 609 cases including 229 females and 380 males were detected in Kathmandu, 51 cases including 12 females and 39 males were found in Bhaktapur and 95 cases including 38 females and 57 males were recorded in Lalitpur.

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