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Kathmandu Valley sees record-high 934 COVID-19 cases; three die

29 September 2020, Kathmandu

Kathmandu Valley on Tuesday reported 934 new COVID-19 infections, the highest single-day count, said the Health Ministry.

Speaking at the regular press briefing, Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, Spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population stated that 747 persons in Kathmandu, 114 in Lalitpur and 73 in Bhaktapur have been tested positive for COVID-19.

Similarly, three persons including a woman died due to the pandemic virus in the Valley. A 57-year-old woman and 60-year-old and 70-year-old men succumbed to coronavirus.

Likewise, a total of 1,513 new cases of coronavirus infection were recorded across the country in the last 24 hours.

As many as 731 infected ones fully recovered from the virus, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.

With this, the tally of coronavirus infected has reached 76,258 in the country, Ministry’s Spokesperson Dr. Jageshwor Gautam said in a daily press briefing this afternoon.

He shared that the country now has altogether 20,396 active cases of coronavirus disease.

Likewise, Dr. Gautam said that 9,689 individuals are in institutional isolation facilities while 10,707 individuals are in home isolation, and 5,778 people are in quarantine facilities across the country.

Of the active cases, 213 patients are receiving treatment in ICU and 34 are in ventilators.

It is said that 10,891 RT-PCR tests were carried out in various laboratories across the country in the past 24 hours.

According to Dr. Gautam, 55,371 have recovered so far.

Similarly, 10 people died of the virus in the past 24 hours. With the recent deaths, the number of coronavirus-caused fatalities has reached 491 in the country.

Gautam further said that Morang, Siraha, Rupandehi, Chitwan, Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur have more than 500 active cases each while Dolpa, Mugu, Humla, Manang and Mustang do not have a single active case.

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