Nepal reports record-high 4,364 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, caseload inching closer to 100,000

Published On: October 8, 2020 04:50 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

The Kathmandu Valley recorded 36.59 percent of the confirmed cases across the country on Thursday 

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Nepal has recorded the highest single-day spike of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the past 24 hours, reported the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

As many as 4,364 more people tested positive for this viral infection, the highest number in a day since the country reported the first case on January 23 earlier this year.

With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country is inching closer to the 100,000 mark, just short of 1,383 cases.

Of the newly-confirmed cases, Kathmandu district witnessed 2,085 while the two other districts in the Valley are among the districts with a high number of cases confirmed today.

In the past 24 hours, 18,473 real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests were conducted at various labs across the country to discover the new cases – 2,803 males and 1,561 females. The country has so far conducted a total of 1,131,958 PCR tests to confirm 98,617 cases.

According to the COVID-19 updates released by the ministry on Thursday, the total number of COVID-19 recoveries throughout the country stands at 71,343 while the mortality rate accounts for 0.59 percent. 

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 caseload in the Kathmandu Valley jumped to 36,089, more than one-third of the total cases detected across the country.


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