COVID-19 update: 1,954 new cases, 2,981 recoveries

Kathmandu / Oct. 28: With 1,954 new cases of the novel coronavirus infection confirmed on Wednesday, the national COVID-19 caseload has reached 162,354.

“In 8,248 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,954 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 daily press briefing.

Currently, there are 39,643 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 7,709 patients are receiving treatment in institutional isolation and 31,934 are in home isolation. Some 290 COVID-19 patients are admitted to the ICU while 72 are receiving treatment with ventilator facility. A total of 2,889 persons are currently placed in quarantine.

Meanwhile, 2,981 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment institutional isolation or staying in home isolation recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. Nepal has now recorded 121,824 cases of recoveries and the recovery rate stands at 75 per cent.

Kathmandu valley reports 843 new cases

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Wednesday confirmed 843 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley.

In 8,248 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done across the nation in the last 24 hours, as many as 843 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 843 new cases, 696 were detected in Kathmandu, 29 were found in Bhaktapur and 118 were recorded in Lalitpur.

Moreover, some 1,954 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed across the nation on Wednesday, taking the national tally to 162,354 including 121,824 cases of recoveries and 887 death cases.

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