Valley records more than 100 cases four days in a row
KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Kathmandu Valley has reported as many as 119 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).
Speaking at a virtual media briefing on Friday, Ministry spokesperson Dr Jageshwar Gautam said that 83 more people were diagnosed with this infectious disease in Kathmandu district alone. Lalitpur witnessed 30 new cases, while Bhaktapur district reported six other cases.
Data shows that Valley has witnessed a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 cases since the government decided to lift the 120-day long nationwide lockdown order. A total of 971 people have tested positive for this virus in the last ten days in Kathmandu Valley.
According to the MoHP, Kathmandu Valley reported 62 and 87 cases of COVID-19 on August 5 and 6, respectively. The number of new cases climbed to 106 on August 7.
Valley reported 62, 92 and 44 new infections on August 8, 9 and 10, respectively. However, the number saw a sudden spike in the following days, with Kathmandu Valley reporting a total 134 cases on Tuesday, 138 cases on Wednesday and 127 cases on Thursday.
The government has suspended distribution of vehicle passes for long-distance travel outside Kathmandu Valley amid increased number of COVID-19 cases.