COVID-19 update: 3,309 new cases, 3,844 recoveries and 30 deaths in 24 hours

Kathmandu / Nov. 4: With 3,309 new cases of novel coronavirus confirmed on Wednesday, Nepal’s COVID-19 tally has spiked to 182,923.

“In 13,144 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as persons were found with the SARS-CoV-2 infection,” informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in the press briefing.

Currently, there are 36,911 active cases of COVID-19 of which 6,780 are receiving treatment in institutional isolation and 30,131 are in home isolation. Some 1,305 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active patients, 379 are admitted to the ICU and 78 are receiving treatment with ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, some 3,844 COVID-19 patients either receiving treatment in various health facilities or staying in home isolation recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. With this, Nepal has recorded 144,878 cases of recoveries until now and the recovery rate stands at 78.2 per cent.

Moreover, 30 persons succumbed to the novel coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours. This is the highest single-day fatalities recorded by the nation until now. Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll has now reached 1,034.

Kathmandu valley records 1,878 new cases on Wednesday

A total of 1,878 new cases of coronavirus infection were reported in the three districts of Kathmandu Valley on Wednesday.

Of the total infections, 737 are females and 1,141 are males.

In the last 24 hours, 1,570 cases were recorded from Kathmandu district while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur reported 189 and 119 cases respectively.

The number of active cases in Kathmandu is 16,420. Similarly, Lalitpur has 2,274 live infections while Bhaktapur has 1,114 active cases.

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