COVID-19 update: 1,559 new cases, 1,057 recoveries, tally hits 77,817

Kathmandu / Sept. 30: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Wednesday confirmed 1,559 new cases of COVID-19.

In 12,205 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,559 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

Meanwhile, some 1,057 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 72.5 per cent.

Currently, there are 20,891 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 10,087 patients are in institutional isolation and 10,804 are in home isolation. Some 5,428 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active cases, 201 patients are in ICU and 30 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 77,817 including 56,428 cases of recovery and 498 death cases.

902 new cases recorded in Kathmandu valley

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Wednesday confirmed 902 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley.

In 12,205 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 902 persons, 373 females and 529 males, were found with the novel coronavirus infection in the Valley itself, revealed the daily report released by the MoHP today.

Of the 902 new cases, 697 cases including 274 females and 423 males were detected in Kathmandu, 93 cases including 53 females and 40 males were found in Bhaktapur and 112 cases including 46 females and 66 males were recorded in Lalitpur.

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