Kathmandu Valley Records 415 New Cases Of COVID-19, Highest For A Single Day

Kathmandu Valley Records 415 New Cases Of COVID-19, Highest For A Single Day

Aug. 28, 2020, 4:50 p.m.

Professor Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), has confirmed 415 new cases of COVID-19 in Kathmandu Valley. This is the highest single-day tally recorded by the Kathmandu Valley until now.

In 19229 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 415 persons were found to be infected with the virus in the Valley.

He said that of the 415 new cases, 350 were detected in Kathmandu, 11 were detected in Lalitpur and 54 were detected in Bhaktapur.

The new cases were detected in Ilam 1, Udayapur 1, Jhapa 15, Okhaldhunga 1, Panchthar 2, Morang 47,Sunsari 41, Sankhuwasabha 2, Solukhumbu, Dhanusa 20, Parsa 1, Bara 4, Rautahat 21, Mahotari 13, Saptari 7, Sarlahi 13, Siraha 12, Chitwan 23, Dhading 16, Makwanpur 51, Rasuwa 1, Sindhupalchowk 1, Sindhuli 2, Kaski 16, Gorkha 1, Tanahu 4, Nawalparasi (East) 11, Lamjung 2, Baglung 1, Arghakhanchi 2,Kapilvastu 2, Nawalparasi 2, Dang 1, Bardiya 2, Banke 36, Rupandehi 72, Jumla 6, Dalekh 11, Salyan 3, Kanchanpur 1, Kailali 11 and Doti 9.

Professor Dr. Gautam, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), has confirmed 927 new COVID-19 cases. With this the total reaches to 364569.

He said that in 10229 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests conducted in the last 24 hours, 927 with 334 female and 593 male persons were found with the virus infection.

He said that 169 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 56 per cent.

Currently, there are 16019 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 9573 are in institutional isolation and 6446 are in home isolation. Some 8839 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

With this 35529 infection, there are 15237 in isolation, 20242 recovery and 195 total deaths.

He said that in 12629 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests conducted in the last 24 hours, 1111 persons were found with the virus infection.

He said that 569 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 56 per cent.

Currently, there are 15237 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 9488 are in institutional isolation and 6210 are in home isolation. Some 9488 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

There are 8 deaths today. With this 35529 infection, there are 15237 in isolation, 20073 recovery and 183 total deaths.

From the very beginning, experts have been warning the possibility of Kathmandu Valley would likely to turn major hotspot. What they said come true. This is the negligence of central and provincial government of the last two months allowing everything not taking the proper care.

Given the experiences of other countries, the situation can still contain within a week. By mobilizing effective tracing team at community level, strictly controlling the valley’s border and raising awareness, the number can still manage. What is required is strong determination from the people in the leadership.

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