COVID-19 update: 1,172 new cases, 1,893 recoveries, tally reaches 67,804

Kathmandu / Sept. 23: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Wednesday confirmed 1,172 new cases of COVID-19.

In 9,449 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,172 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

Meanwhile, some 1,893 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 73.7 per cent.

Currently, there are 17,414 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 8,228 patients are in institutional isolation and 9,186 are in home isolation. Some 7,104 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active cases, 230 are in ICU and 43 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 67,804 including 49,954 cases of recovery and 436 death cases.

Kathmandu valley records 637 new cases

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Wednesday confirmed 637 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley.

In 9,449 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 637 persons, 241 females and 396 males, were found with the novel coronavirus infection in the Valley itself, revealed the daily report released by the MoHP today.

Of the 637 new cases, 492 cases including 168 females and 324 males were detected in Kathmandu, 95 cases including 47 females and 48 males were found in Bhaktapur and 50 cases including 26 females and 24 males were recorded in Lalitpur.

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