KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Nepal witnessed 1,513 cases, 731 recoveries, and 10 fatalities linked to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) said on Tuesday afternoon.
While sharing the country’s national update on the COVID-19 situation, spokesperson for the MoHP, Jageshwar Gautam said that 1,513 new cases of COVID-19 were detected through 10,891 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests conducted at various laboratories across the country in the past one day.
The Kathmandu Valley alone saw 934 cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours. This is the highest single-day spike of cases of coronavirus in the Valley as of today.
There are currently 20,296 active cases of coronavirus across the country, according to Spokesperson Gautam.
The country’s COVID-19 recovery tally soared to 55,371 as 731 more COVID-19 patients were discharged after recovery from various isolation centers and health facilities in various parts of the country.
The number of people staying at institutional isolation facilities currently stands at 9,689.
Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll has neared 500 with 10 more people dying of the novel coronavirus disease in the past 24 hours.
On Tuesday, the coronavirus-related death toll stands at 491, according to Spokesperson Gautam.