Kathmandu Valley Confirms 2402 New Cases Of COVID-19

Kathmandu Valley Confirms 2402 New Cases Of COVID-19

Oct. 16, 2020, 4:46 p.m.

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Sunday confirmed 2402 new cases of COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley.

In 16598 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 2402 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection in the Valley itself, revealed the daily report released by the MoHP today.

Of the 1403 new cases, 1784cases were detected in Kathmandu, 374 cases were found in Bhaktapur and 244 cases were recorded in Lalitpur.

Professor Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), confirmed 4392 New COVID-19 Cases. With this, the total cases reach 126137.

He said that in 16531 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 4392 persons were found to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2," informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in the regular press briefing today.

He also said that some 3522 COVID-19 patients, either receiving treatment at various health facilities or staying in home isolation, recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. Nepal has now registered 88040 cases of recoveries and the recovery rate is at 69.8 percent.

He said there are 37382 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 12336 patients are receiving treatment in institutional isolations and 25046 are in home isolation. Some 4808 people are currently placed in quarantine centers across the nation.

Of the active patients, 315 are admitted to the ICU and 77 are receiving treatment with ventilator facility.

Furthermore, 21 patients receiving treatment at various health facilities across the nation succumbed to the novel coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours. Nepal's COVID-19 death toll has now reached 715.

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