COVID-19 update: 979 new cases including 326 in valley, 1,736 Recovered

Kathmandu, Sept. 7: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Monday confirmed 979 new cases of COVID-19.

In 9,218 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 979 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

Meanwhile, 1,736 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 65 per cent.

Currently, there are 16,259 active cases of COVID-19 of which patients 9,069 are in institutional isolation and 7,190 are in home isolation. Some 4,739 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine across the nation.

Of the active COVID-19 patients, 171 are admitted to the ICU and 20 are receiving treatment with ventilator facility.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 47,236 including 30,677 cases of recovery and 300 death cases.

326 new cases of Covid-19 recorded in Kathmandu valley

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Monday confirmed 326 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley.

In 9,218 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 326 persons, 115 females and 211 males, were found with the novel coronavirus infection in the Valley itself, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

Of the 326 new cases, 293 cases including 102 females and 191 males were detected in Kathmandu, 13 cases including six females and seven males were detected in Bhaktapur and 20 cases including seven females and 13 males were detected in Lalitpur.

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