COVID-19 update: 2,103 new cases, 2,858 recoveries and 17 fatalities in 24 hours

Kathmandu / Nov, 19: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Thursday confirmed 2,103 new cases of COVID-19. The national COVID-19 tally has now reached 215,020.

“In 9,805 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 2,103 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection,” said the MoHP in its daily update.

Currently, there are 28,106 active cases of COVID-19 and 767 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Meanwhile, some 2,858 patients who were either receiving treatment in various institutional isolations or staying in home isolation recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. Nepal has recorded 185,638 COVID-19 recoveries until now.

Moreover, 17 patients succumbed to the novel coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours taking the nation’s COVID-19 death toll to 1,276.

1,229 new cases in Kathmandu Valley

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Thursday confirmed 1,229 new cases of COVID-19 in Kathmandu Valley.

Of the total 2,103 new infections recorded across the nation on Saturday, 1,229 new cases, 513 females and 716 males, were recorded in the Kathmandu Valley itself, revealed the MoHP in its daily update.

Currently, there are 12,441 active cases of COVID-19 in Kathmandu. The capital city’s COVID-19 tally stands at 80,726 including 67,973 cases of recoveries and 312 fatalities.

Likewise, Bhaktapur has recorded 7,265 infections until now of which, 6,195 patients have already recovered while 81 succumbed to the infection. There are 989 active cases in Bhaktapur.

Lalitpur district has recorded 1,774 cases of novel coronavirus infection until now including 9,441 recoveries and 89 deaths. Currently, there are 2,244 active cases in Lalitpur.

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