COVID-19 update: 1,228 new cases including 445 in valley, 917 recovered, tally climbs to 42,877

Kathmandu / Sept. 2: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Thursday confirmed 1,228 new cases of COVID-19.

In 13,413 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,228 persons, 394 females and 834 males were found to be infected with the novel coronavirus, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

The new cases were detected in Udayapur, Okhadhunga, Jhapa, Terhathum, Dhankuta, Morang, Sankhuwasabha, Sunsari, Parsa, Bara, Dhanusa, Mahottari, Rautahat, Saptari, Sarlahi, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Kavre, Chitwan, Dolakha, Dhading, Nuwakot, Makwanpur, Ramechhap, Sindhupalchowk, Kaski, Gorkha, Tanahun, Nawalparasi (East), Lamjung, Baglung, Kapilvastu, Gulmi, Dang, Nawalparasi (West), Palpa, Pyuthan, Bardiya, Banke, Rupandehi, Kalikot, Jajarkot, Dailekh, Salyan, Surkhet, Ahcham, Kanchanpur, Kailali, Doti, Darchula, Bajhang and Baitadi.

Meanwhile, 917 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment at various health facilities across the nation were discharged in the last 24 hours after recovering from the virus infection. The recovery rate now stands at 56 per cent.

Currently, there are 18,413 active cases of COVID-19 of which 10,671 are in institutional isolation and 7,742 are in home isolation. Some 6,749 people, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active COVID-19 patients, 141 are admitted to ICU and 17 are receiving treatment in ventilator facility.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 42,877 including 24,207 cases of recovery and 257 death cases.

Kathmandu Valley records 445 new cases of COVID-19

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Thursday confirmed 445 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley.

In 13,413 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 445 persons were found to be infected with the novel coronavirus in the Valley, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

Of the new cases, 357 were detected in Kathmandu, 42 were detected in Bhaktapur and 46 were detected in Lalitpur.

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