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Four more fatalities take Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll to 383

17 September 2020, Kathmandu

A total of four people, including one in Kathmandu Valley, died of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours taking the death toll from the pandemic to 383.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population, one man and three women succumbed to the coronavirus.

An 87-year-old man in Kathmandu died of the coronavirus.

Likewise, women aged 64 years in Morang, 36 years in Chitwan and 57 years in Kailali succumbed to the pandemic.

Nepal had recorded eight coronavirus related deaths on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,246 people have been diagnosed coronavirus positive in the last 24 hours, according to Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population.

The coronavirus tally has reached 59,573 with the fresh cases, Ministry’s Spokesperson Dr. Jageshwor Gautam said on Thursday afternoon.

He added that the new cases were detected when 10,641 samples were tested in laboratories across the country.

Nepal has carried out 882,915 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests so far.

A total of 16,241 people are currently under isolation. Dr. Gautam stated that a total of people 8,338 are in home isolation and 7,903 in institutional isolation facilities.

Likewise, 7,883 people are in quarantine facilities across the country at present.

According to Dr. Gautam, 1,243 individuals got discharged from the hospitals in the past 24 hours while the number of people winning the battle against the virus reached 42,939 in the country.

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