KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Seventeen more fatalities, 1,497 new cases and 457 fresh recoveries linked to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded in the past 24 hours, in Nepal, taking the country’s COVID-19 case tally to 69,301.
Jageshwar Gautam, spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population, shared these coronavirus-related figures at a daily virtual press briefing while presenting the country’s national update on the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday afternoon.
The Kathmandu Valley, which has emerged as the new hotspot for COVID-19 in recent months, saw 755 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours taking the Valley’s total coronavirus infections to 19,129.
As the country grapples with the pandemic, the number of COVID-19 infected has neared 70,000 while more than 50,000 coronavirus patients have recovered as of today.
As of today, the country has witnessed 69,301 cases of novel coronavirus, Gautam said.
With 457 more people recovering from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the number of COVID-19 patients to be discharged after recovery has climbed to 50,441 as of Thursday.
There are currently 18,437 active cases of coronavirus across the country. Presently, 6,565 persons are quarantined at home in various parts of the country.
According to Spokesperson Gautam, 8,614 persons are at various institutional health facilities while 9,823 persons are staying isolated at their homes.
Nepal recorded 17 more coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the country's COVID-19 death toll to 453.