KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Nepal added 3,749 new novel coronavirus infections on Thursday, taking the country’s total case count to 1, 21,745.
Sharing the country’s national update on the COVID-19 situation at a virtual media briefing, spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population, Jageshwar Gautam said that 3,749 new cases of coronavirus were detected through 16,598 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests conducted at various labs across the country in the past one day.
The Kathmandu Valley alone witnessed 1,935 new coronavirus infections in the past one day, according to Spokesperson Gautam.
Although the number of coronavirus cases is increasing sharply, the number of people recovering from the virus is also growing.
According to Spokesperson Gautam, 3,564 persons who had earlier tested positive for the virus recovered and returned home in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s recovery tally to 84,518.
Meanwhile, 19 fatalities linked with COVID-19 were recorded in the past 24 hours alone, taking the country’s coronavirus-related death toll to 694.
There are currently 36,533 active cases of coronavirus across the country while 4,825 persons are in quarantine.
Similarly, according to Spokesperson Gautam, 12,339 people are staying isolated across the country.