COVID-19 update: 3,749 new cases, 3,564 recoveries, 19 deaths in 24 hours

Kathmandu, Oct. 15: With 3,749 new cases of the novel coronavirus infection confirmed on Wednesday, the national COVID-19 caseload has surged to 121,745.

“In 16,598 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 3,749 persons were found to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2,” informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in the regular press briefing today.

Currently, there are 36,533 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 12,339 patients are receiving treatment in institutional isolations and 24,194 are in home isolation. Some 4,825 people are currently placed in quarantine centers across the nation.

Of the active patients, 314 are admitted to the ICU and 68 are receiving treatment with ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, some 3,564 COVID-19 patients, either receiving treatment at various health facilities or staying in home isolation, recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. Nepal has now registered 84,518 cases of recoveries and the recovery rate is at 69.4 per cent.

Furthermore, 19 patients receiving treatment at various health facilities across the nation succumbed to the novel coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours. Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll has now reached 694.

1,934 new cases recorded in Kathmandu Valley

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Thursday confirmed 1,935 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley.

In 16,598 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,935 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection in the Valley itself, said Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

Of the 1,935 new cases, 1,692 were detected in Kathmandu, 134 were found in Bhaktapur and 108 were recorded in Lalitpur.

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