COVID-19 update: 1,911 new cases, 961 recoveries, tally surges to 79,278

Kathmandu / Oct. 1: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Thursday confirmed 1,911 new cases of COVID-19.

In 12,444 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,911 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson at the MoHP in the daily press briefing today.

Meanwhile, some 961 COVID-19 patients staying at home isolation or receiving treatment at various institutional isolations across the nation recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate now stands at 71.9 per cent.

Currently, there are 21,830 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 11,069 patients are in home isolation. Some 5,077 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active patients, 220 are admitted to the ICU and 25 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 79,278 including 57,389 cases of recovery and 509 death cases.

Kathmandu valley records highest single-day tally with 943 new cases

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Thursday confirmed 943 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley. This is the highest single-day tally recorded in the Kathmandu Valley until now.

In 12,444 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 943 persons, 328 females and 615 males, were found with the novel coronavirus infection in the Valley itself, revealed the daily report released by the MoHP today.

Of the 943 new cases, 817 cases including 272 females and 545 males were detected in Kathmandu, 58 cases including 26 females and 32 males were found in Bhaktapur and 68 cases including 30 females and 38 males were recorded in Lalitpur.

Moreover, some 1,911 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed across the nation on Thursday, taking the national tally to 79,278 including 57,389 cases of recovery and 509 death cases.

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