Kathmandu Valley records 481 COVID-19 cases in highest single-day spike

1 September 2020, Kathmandu

Kathmandu Valley yet again reported record-high 481 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

Speaking at the regular press briefing, Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, Spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population, stated that 393 persons in Kathmandu, 58 in Lalitpur and 30 in Bhaktapur have been tested positive for the pandemic virus.

Similarly, 1,069 new cases were added to the national coronavirus tally in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases has reached 40,529 in the country.

Spokesperson Dr. Jageshwor Gautam stated that 705,560 PCR tests were carried out so far including 12,088 in the past 24 hours.

He added that 768 people got discharged across the country in the past 24 hours, making the total number of discharged people 22,178.

There are 10,832 people are in the institutional isolation facilities while 7,280 individuals are in home isolation.

Furthermore, Gautam shared that 127 people are receiving treatment in ICU across the country while 17 persons are on ventilator support.

Till date, 12 districts have more than 500 active cases. The districts with over 500 active cases are Morang, Sunsari, Parsa, Bara, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Mahottari, Dhanusha, Chitwan, Lalitpur, Kathmandu and Rupandehi.

Meanwhile, 11 more people lost their lives from coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours. With this, the death toll from the virus reached 239 in Nepal.

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