Nepal’s COVID-19 case tally surpasses 86,000 mark with 2,253 new cases reported in past 24 hours

Published On: October 4, 2020 04:33 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Death toll hits 535

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Nepal’s COVID-19 case tally has reached 86,823 with 2,253 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours.

Likewise, the country also witnessed seven more deaths related to COVID-19 in the same time. So far, as many as 535 individuals have succumbed to COVID-19 in Nepal.

According to Dr Jageshwar Gautam, spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), 2,253 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test results turned out positive for COVID-19 out of 12,784 PCR tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

Similarly, 1,329 people who had earlier tested positive for the virus recovered and returned home in the past 24 hours. As of Sunday afternoon, Nepal’s COVID-19 recovery tally stands at 64,069 which accounts for 73.8 percent of the total cases.

There are currently 22,219 active cases of COVID-19 across the country.

For the past one week, Nepal has been recording new COVID-19 cases in four digit numbers.

According to the latest data from MoHP, 226 COVID-19 patients are currently undergoing treatment at the Intensive care Units (ICU) while 34 are on ventilators.


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