3,439 new cases of COVID-19, highest in a single day, 25,007 active cases

Kathmandu / Oct. 7: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Wednesday confirmed 3,439 new cases of COVID-19. This is the highest number of COVID-19 cases recorded across the nation in a single day.

In 14,209 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 3,439 persons were found to be infected with the novel coronavirus, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

Meanwhile, some 1,126 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 72.9 per cent.

Currently, there are 25,007 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 10,596 patients are in institutional isolation and 14,411 are in home isolation. Some 4,164 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active patients, 233 are admitted to the ICU and 37 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 94,253 including 68,668 cases of recovery and 578 death cases.

Kathmandu valley records 1,684 new cases

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Wednesday confirmed 1,684 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley. This is the highest number of cases recorded by the Valley in a single day.

In 14,209 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,684 persons, 691 females and 993 males, were found with the novel coronavirus infection in the Valley itself, revealed the daily report released by the MoHP today.

Of the 1,684 new cases, 1,296 cases including 518 females and 778 males were detected in Kathmandu, 95 cases including 43 females and 52 males were found in Bhaktapur and 293 cases including 130 females and 163 males were recorded in Lalitpur.

On October 2, the Valley had reported 1,638 cases of novel coronavirus infection.

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