Nepal records highest spike in COVID-19 with 2,722 new cases and 3,307 recoveries

Kathmandu / Oct. 2: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Friday confirmed 2,722 new cases of COVID-19. This is the highest number of cases recorded in Nepal in a single day until now.

In 14,739 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 2,722 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson at the MoHP in the daily press briefing today.

Meanwhile, some 3,307 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 73.6 per cent.

Currently, there are 21,234 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 9,474 patients are in institutional isolation and 11,760 are in home isolation. Some 4,885 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active patients, 210 are admitted to the ICU and 29 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 82,450 including 60,696 cases of recovery and 520 death cases.

Kathmandu valley records 1,638 new cases

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Friday confirmed 1,638 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley. This is the highest single-day spike in the COVID-19 tally recorded in the Valley until now.

In 1,4739 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,638 persons, 627 females and 1,011 males, were found with the novel coronavirus infection in the Valley itself, revealed the daily report released by the MoHP today.

Of the 1,638 new cases, 1,280 cases including 470 females and 810 males were detected in Kathmandu, 196 cases including 80 females and 116 males were found in Bhaktapur and 162 cases including 77 females and 85 males were recorded in Lalitpur.

Moreover, some 2,722 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed across the nation on Friday, taking the national tally to 82,450 including 60,696 cases of recovery and 520 death cases.

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