COVID-19 update: 1,202 new cases including 431 in Valley; 852 recovered, tally hits 53,120

Kathmandu / Sept. 12: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Saturday confirmed 1,202 new cases of COVID-19.

In 10,176 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,202 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

Meanwhile, 852 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 70.6 per cent.

Currently, there are 15,260 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 9,107 patients are in institutional isolation and 6,153 are in home isolation. Some 6,354 people, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in isolation.

Of the active cases of COVID-19, 160 are admitted to the ICU and 24 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

With this, the COVID-19 tally has reached 53,120 including 37,524 cases of recovery and 336 death cases.

Kathmandu valley records 431 new cases

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Saturday confirmed 431 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley.

“In 10,176 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 431 persons, 171 females and 260 males, were found with the novel coronavirus infection in the Valley itself,” revealed the daily report released by the MoHP today.

Of the 431 new cases, 377 cases including 150 females and 227 males, were detected in Kathmandu, 17 cases including five females and 12 males, were detected in Bhaktapur and 37 cases, including 16 females and 21 males were detected in Lalitpur.

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