KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Nepal has added another 1,325 cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 10 more fatalities linked to the virus in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s total coronavirus case tally to 64,122, the Ministry of Health and Population said during its daily media briefing Sunday afternoon.
Jageshwar Gautam, spokesperson for the health ministry, said that 1,325 cases of COVID-19 were detected while conducting 9,584 PCR tests at various labs across the country in the past 24 hours.
The Kathmandu Valley, which has emerged as the new hotspot for coronavirus in recent days, recorded at least 767 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours.
There are currently 17,478 active cases of coronavirus in the country.
At least 9,071 persons are in institutional isolation centres across the country. Spokesperson Gautam shared that 914,290 PCR tests for COVID-19 have been carried out as of today.
According to Gautam, 966 COVID-19 patients were discharged after recovery in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s recovery tally to 46,233.
The number of people dying of coronavirus has risen to 411 with 10 more people dying of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the spokesperson added. Of the 10 people who died of coronavirus, six were the residents of the Kathmandu Valley.
Three women, aged 40, 60 and 63, and a man, aged 82, from Kathmandu died of COVID-19. A 75-year-old woman from Lalitpur and a 72-year-old woman from Bhaktapur also succumbed to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.