KATHMANDU: As many as 1,177 persons have been infected with COVID-19 in the Kathmandu Valley in the last 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 1,001 persons in Kathmandu, 67 in Bhaktapur and 109 in Lalitpur have tested positive for COVID-19.
Similarly, three people have died from COVID-19 in the Valley in the last 24 hours.
A 67-year-old man in Lalitpur and 83-year-old and 68-year-old in Kathmandu succumbed to the coronavirus.
Likewise, a total of 2,120 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed across the nation in the last 24 hours.
With this, the total number of coronavirus infections has reached 84,570.
In a regular press briefing today at the Ministry of Health and Population, Spokesperson Dr. Jageshwor Gautam said that the new number of coronavirus cases was confirmed in 12,278 PCR tests carried out in the last 24 hours.
A total of 1,061,664 PCR tests have been carried out so far.
On the occasion, it was shared that a total of 2,044 people returned home after recovery from coronavirus in the last 24 hours. With this, the number of people discharged after recovery has reached 62,740. The recovery percentage as of today is 74.1 percent.
Nepal currently has 21,302 active cases.
Spokesperson Dr. Gautam added that a total of 11,529 people are in home isolation, 9,773 people in institutional isolation and 4,273 in quarantine facilities.
A total of 217 coronavirus-infected people are receiving treatment in ICU and 31 with the help of a ventilator, according to the Ministry.
A total of eight people lost their lives from coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of people who have died from the coronavirus has reached 528 so far.