Nepal records highest single-day spike in COVID-19 tally with 5,743 new infections

Kathmandu / Oct. 21: With 5,743 new cases of the novel coronavirus infection confirmed on Tuesday, the national COVID-19 caseload has surged to 144,872. This is the highest number of infections recorded across the nation in a single day.

“In 20,118 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 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 44,476 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 14,676 patients are receiving treatment in institutional isolations and 29,800 are in home isolation. Some 4,065 people are currently placed in quarantine centers across the nation.

Of the active cases, 269 are admitted to the ICU and 87 are under treatment with ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, some 2,996 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 99,605 cases of recoveries and the recovery rate is at 68.7 per cent.

Furthermore, 26 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 791.

Kathmandu valley logs 3,107 new cases

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Wednesday confirmed 3,107 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley. This is the highest single-day spike in COVID-19 tally recorded by the Valley until now.

In 20,118 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done across the nation in the last 24 hours, as many as 3,107 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 3,107 new cases, 2,391 were detected in Kathmandu, 173 were found in Bhaktapur and 543 were recorded in Lalitpur.

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