COVID-19 update: 1,204 new cases, 1,447 recovered, tally stands at 62,797

Kathmandu / Sept. 19: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Saturday confirmed 1,204 new cases of COVID-19.

In 10,333 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,204 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

Meanwhile, some 1,447 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 72 per cent.

Currently, there are 17,129 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 9,153 patients are in institutional isolation and 7,976 are in home isolation. Some 7,735 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active patients, 179 are in ICU and 35 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 62,797 including 45,267 cases of recovery and 401 death cases.

Kathmandu Valley records 711 new cases

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Saturday confirmed 711 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley.

In 10,333 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 711 persons, 278 females and 433 males, were found with the novel coronavirus infection in the Valley itself, revealed the daily report released by the MoHP today.

Of the 711 new cases, 570 cases including 211 females and 359 males, were detected in Kathmandu, 83 cases including 37 females and 46 males, were found in Bhaktapur and 58 cases, including 30 females and 28 males were recorded in Lalitpur.

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