2,942 diagnosed coronavirus positive, Nepal’s COVID-19 tally jumps to 132,246

18 October 2020, Kathmandu

Nepal has recorded as many as 2,942 new cases of coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population, with the recent data, the total number of cases reached 132,246 in the country as of Sunday afternoon.

Ministry’s Spokesperson Dr. Jageshwor said that altogether 14,875 sample tests were conducted across the country in the past 24 hours.

According to Dr. Gautam, 2,326 individuals got discharged from the hospitals in the past 24 hours while the number of people winning the battle against the virus reached 92,166 in the country.

Nepal’s recovery rate stands at 69.7 percent, he added.

Nepal currently has 39,341 active cases, he said.

Dr. Gautam stated that a total of 12,933 people are in institutional isolation and 26,408 others are in home isolation facilities.

Likewise, 4,831 people are in quarantine facilities across the country at present.

Similarly, he said that 301 infected ones are receiving treatment in ICU beds and 66 on ventilator support.

Likewise, 12 people succumbed to the virus in the past 24 hours taking the tally of coronavirus caused deaths in the country to 739, the Ministry confirmed.

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