COVID-19 tally has reached 77,817 including 56,428 cases of recovery and 498 death in Nepal - South Asia Time

COVID-19 tally has reached 77,817 including 56,428 cases of recovery and 498 death in Nepal

 September 30, 2020  

Kathmandu — The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Wednesday confirmed 1,559 new cases of COVID-19.

In 12,205 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,559 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

Meanwhile, some 1,057 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 72.5 per cent, Rising Nepal reports.

Currently, there are 20,891 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 10,087 patients are in institutional isolation and 10,804 are in home isolation. Some 5,428 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active cases, 201 patients are in ICU and  30 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 77,817 including 56,428 cases of recovery and 498 death cases.