Kathmandu Valley Confirms 2283 New Cases Of COVID-19

Kathmandu Valley Confirms 2283 New Cases Of COVID-19

Oct. 12, 2020, 4:40 p.m.

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Sunday confirmed 2283 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley. This is the first highest case of Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu reported 2540 cases on Thursday and 2672 on Saturday.

In 14530 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 2283 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection in the Valley itself, revealed the daily report released by the MoHP today.

Of the 2283 new cases, 1888 were detected in Kathmandu, 118 cases were found in Bhaktapur and 277 cases were recorded in Lalitpur.

Professor Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), confirmed 2071 New COVID-19 Cases. With this, the total cases reach 107775. This is a record highest in single day since January.

He said that in 12427 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 107758 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection.

He also said that some 1572 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 70.3 percent.

Currently, there are 31315 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 15654 patients are in institutional isolation and 17164 are in home isolation. Some 4686 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active patients, 329 are admitted to the ICU and 76 are receiving treatment in ventilator facility.With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 107775 including 74252 cases of recovery and 614 death cases.

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