COVID-19 update: 1,980 new cases, 3,043 recoveries and 16 fatalities in 24 hours

Kathmandu / Nov. 23: With 1,980 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Monday, Nepal’s COVID-19 tally has surged to 222,288.

“In 10,381 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,980 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection,” revealed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its daily update.

Currently, there are 18,884 active cases of COVID-19 and 629 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Meanwhile, some 3,043 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 202,067 COVID-19 recoveries until now.

Moreover, 16 patients succumbed to the novel coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours taking the nation’s COVID-19 death toll to 1,337.

1,007 cew cases in Kathmandu valley

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Monday confirmed 1,007 new cases of COVID-19 in Kathmandu Valley.

Of the total 1,980 new infections recorded across the nation on Friday, 1,007 new cases, 454 females and 553 males were recorded in the Kathmandu Valley itself, revealed the MoHP in its daily update.

Currently, there are 8,667 active cases of COVID-19 in Kathmandu. The capital city’s COVID-19 tally stands at 83,825 including 74,832 cases of recoveries and 326 fatalities.

Likewise, Bhaktapur has recorded 7,523 infections until now of which, 6,810 patients have already recovered while 85 succumbed to the infection. There are 628 active cases in Bhaktapur.

Lalitpur district has recorded 12,387 cases of novel coronavirus infection until now including 10,799 recoveries and 90 deaths. Currently, there are 1,498 active cases in Lalitpur.

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