Kathmandu, Aug. 14: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has confirmed 594 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.
In 11,575 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 594 persons were found with the virus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.
The new cases were detected in Dhanusa, Morang, Sunsari, Saptari, Jhapa, Siraha, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Sindhuli, Udayapur, Parsa, Bara, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk, Bajura, Chitwan, Dhading, Humla, Kailali, Rupandehi, Sunsari, Rautahat, Makwanpur, Nawalparasi (East), Tanahun, Dolakha, Kailali, Kaski, Lamjung, Parbat, Syangja, Dang, Banke, Bardiya, Surkhet, Kapilvastu, Achcham, Kanchanpur, Salyan, Dailekh and Bajhang.
Meanwhile, 240 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment at various health facilities across the nation were discharged in the last 24 hours after recovering from the virus infection. The recovery rate now stands at 66.8 per cent.
Currently, there are 7,913 active cases of COVID-19 and 14,638 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.
With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 25,551 including 17,077 cases of recovery and 99 death cases.
The Ministry has confirmed 119 new cases of COVID-19 in Kathmandu Valley on Friday.
In 11,575 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 119 persons were found with the virus infection in the valley itself, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.
Of the 119 new cases, 83 were detected in Kathmandu, 30 were detected in Lalitpur and six were detected in Bhaktapur.
Moreover, 594 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed across the nation on Friday, taking the national tally to 25,551 including 17,077 cases of recovery and 99 death cases.
– The Rising Nepal