Kathmandu, Sept 22: With 1,251 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Wednesday, the nation’s novel coronavirus tally has reached 787,828.
In 11,067 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 1,251 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed Dr. Krishna Prasad Poudel, spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in the weekly press briefing.
Likewise, the virus infection was detected in 227 people in 2,863 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.
Of the new infections, 564 were confirmed in the Kathmandu Valley including 355 in Kathmandu, 58 in Bhaktapur and 151 in Lalitpur.
Currently, there are 21,039 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 1,334 are admitted to various institutional isolation while patients are placed in home isolation. Currently, 243 people are placed in quarantine.
A total of nine districts currently have more than 500 active cases of COVID-19.
Of the active patients, 334 are admitted to the ICU and 119 are under treatment with the ventilator facility.
Meanwhile, 1,630 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in institutional isolation or staying in home isolation recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. Nepal has now recorded 755,630 cases of recovery.
The Health Ministry also added six fatalities to the nation’s COVID-19 death toll, which has now reached 11,059.
– TRN Online