COVID-19 update: 2,440 new cases, 1,133 recoveries, tally stands at 89,263

Kathmandu, Oct. 5: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Monday confirmed 2,440 new cases of COVID-19.

In 13,781 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 2,440 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson at the MoHP in the daily press briefing today.

Meanwhile, some 1,133 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 per cent.

Currently, there are 23,507 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 11,191 patients are in institutional isolation and 12,316 are in home isolation. Some 4,033 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active patients, 244 are admitted to the ICU and 43 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 89,263 including 65,202 cases of recovery and 554 death cases.

1,531 new cases in Kathmandu Valley

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Monday confirmed 1,531 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley.

In 13,781 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,531 persons, 647 females and 884 males, were found with the novel coronavirus infection in the Valley itself, revealed the daily report released by the MoHP today.

Of the 1,531 new cases,1,178 cases including 484 females and 694 males were detected in Kathmandu, 103 cases including 49 females and 54 males were found in Bhaktapur and 250 cases including 114 females and 136 males were recorded in Lalitpur.

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