COVID-19 update: 4,449 new cases and 2,688 recoveries

Kathmandu / Oct. 23: With 4,449 new cases of the novel coronavirus infection confirmed on Friday, the national COVID-19 caseload has surged to 153,008.

“In 16,864 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 4,449 persons were found to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2,” informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its update.

Out of the total infections, 46, 691 are active cases in the country. According to the MoHP, 2,688 persons got over COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

As many as 17 people have succumbed to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours and with this, he national COVID-19 related death tally has reached 829.

Kathmandu valley records 2,720 new cases

Meanwhile, the Kathmandu Valley witnessed 2,720 new cases – 1628 males and 1,092 females – taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the Valley to 63,853. The Valley has so har reported 293 deaths due to COVID-19 infection.

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