Kathmandu reports highest single-day jump of 1,638 coronavirus cases

Published On: October 2, 2020 04:53 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

The total COVID-19 caseload jumps to 26,541 including 148 fatalities

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The three districts in the Kathmandu Valley have witnessed as many as 1,638 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

Of the newly-confirmed cases on Friday, Kathmandu district alone added 1,280 new COVID-19 patients, while 196 other people in Bhaktapur and 162 in Lalitpur tested positive for this viral infection.

This is the highest single-day spike of coronavirus infections in the Valley since the country first reported the first case on January 24 earlier this year. With this, the COVID-19 caseload in the Valley has jumped to 26,541. The three districts in the Valley are among the districts with the highest number of COVID-19 cases across the country.

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