8 October 2020, Kathmandu
As many as 2,540 persons have been infected with COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley in the last 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 2,085 persons in Kathmandu, 135 in Bhaktapur and 320 in Lalitpur have been tested positive for the coronavirus.
Similarly, five persons have died of coronavirus in the Valley in the last 24 hours.
Two men aged 58 and 91 years and a 79-year-old woman in Kathmandu, a 73-year-old woman in Lalitpur and an 82-year-old woman in Bhaktapur succumbed to COVID-19.
Similarly, a total of 4,364 new cases of coronavirus infection were recorded across the country in the past 24 hours in a record high single-day spike.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, with the recent data, the total number of active cases reached 98,617 in the country as of Thursday afternoon.
Ministry’s Spokesperson Dr. Jageshwor said that altogether 18,473 sample tests were conducted across the country in the past 24 hours.
According to Dr. Gautam, 2,675 individuals got discharged from the hospitals in the past 24 hours while the number of people winning the battle against the virus reached 71,343 in the country. Nepal’s recovery rate stands at 72.3 percent, he added.
Nepal currently has 26,684 active cases, he said.
Dr. Gautam stated that a total of 11,717 people are in institutional isolation and 14,967 others are in home isolation facilities.
Likewise, 4,460 people are in quarantine facilities across the country at present.
Similarly, he said that 235 infected ones are receiving treatment in ICU beds and 42 others are on ventilators across the country.
Likewise, 12 people succumbed to the virus in the past 24 hours taking the tally of coronavirus caused deaths in the country to 590, the Ministry confirmed.