KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Since the detection of the first case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on January 24, as many as 74,745 cases linked to the virus have been confirmed in Nepal as of Monday afternoon.
According to daily updates released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), 1,351 new infections were reported in the past 24 hours alone.
Of the total confirmed cases, 73.09 percent patients—54640—have so far recovered from the disease while the death toll stands at 481 including 4 new fatalities reported in the past 24 hours.
A total of 998,407 real-time polymerase chain reaction (RTPCR) tests have so far been carried out throughout the country to confirm the COVID-19 infection. Of them, 10,080 tests were conducted at various labs across the country in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, Nepal’s federal capital, Kathmandu reported 817 new cases on Monday alone taking the total case tally to 22,124.
According to the MoHP, seven districts---three districts in the Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur), Morang, Siraha, Chitwan and Rupandehi--- have more than 500 active cases while five other districts including Manang, Mustang, Dolpa, Mugu and Humla do not have a single case at present.