COVID-19 update: 1,313 new cases, 1,455 recovery, tally crosses 70,000

Kathmandu / Sept. 25: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Friday confirmed 1,313 new cases of COVID-19.

In 12,262 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,313 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

Meanwhile, some 1,455 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 73.4 per cent.

Currently, there are 18,299 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 8,237 patients are in institutional isolation and 10,052 are in home isolation. Some 6,464 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active cases, 227 patients are in ICU and 39 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 70,614 including 51,866 cases of recovery and 459 death cases.

645 new cases in Kathmandu valley

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Friday confirmed 645 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley.

In 12,262 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 645 persons, 254 females and 391 males, were found with the novel coronavirus infection in the Valley itself, revealed the daily report released by the MoHP today.

Of the 645 new cases, 503 cases including 189 females and 314 males were detected in Kathmandu, 51 cases including 20 females and 31 males were found in Bhaktapur and 91 cases including 45 females and 46 males were recorded in Lalitpur.

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