COVID-19 update: 2,364 new cases, 3,038 recoveries and 17 deaths in 24 hours

Kathmandu / Oct. 29: With 2,364 new cases of the novel coronavirus infection confirmed on Thursday, the national COVID-19 caseload has reached 164,718.

“In 9,769 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 2,364 were found to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2,” informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its update.

Currently, there are 38,942 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 31,898 are in home isolation. Some 304 COVID-19 patients are admitted to the ICU while 76 are receiving treatment with ventilator facility. A total of 2,689 persons are currently placed in quarantine.

Meanwhile, 3,038 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 124,862 cases of recoveries and the recovery rate stands at 75.8 per cent.

As many as 17 people succumbed to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours and with this, the national COVID-19 related death tally has crossed 900 and reached 904.

1,615 new cases in Kathmandu valley

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Thursday confirmed 1,615 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley.

In 9,769 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done across the nation in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,615 persons, 704 females and 911 males, were found with the novel coronavirus infection in the Valley, informed the MoHP in its update.

Of the 1,826 infections recorded by Bagmati State in the last 24 hours, 1,615 were found in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur districts.

Currently, there are 16,521 active cases of COVID-19 in Kathmandu. The capital city’s COVID-19 tally stands at 59,234 including 42,504 cases of recoveries and 209 fatalities.

Likewise, Bhaktapur has recorded 5,519 infections until now of which, 4,383 patients have already recovered while 61 succumbed to the infection. There are 1,075 active cases in Bhaktapur.

Lalitpur district has recorded 8,350 cases of novel coronavirus infection until now including 5,822 recoveries and 58 deaths. Currently, there are 2,470 active cases in Lalitpur.

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