KATHMANDU, Sept 2: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) said on Wednesday that 1,120 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in the past 24 hours, taking the country's COVID-19 national tally to 41,649.
At a virtual media briefing, spokesperson for the MoHP Jageshwar Gautam said that 1,120 more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in various parts of the country in the past 24 hours. Of the newly infected, 800 are males and 320 are females, the spokesperson said.
"With this figure, the country's coronavirus tally has soared to 41,649," Spokesperson Gautam said.
At least 388 new cases of COVID-19 were detected in the Kathmandu Valley alone in the past 34 hours, he said.
Meanwhile, 1,112 more people who earlier tested positive for COVID-19 were discharged after full recovery from various isolation centers and health facilities across the country in the past 24 hours. "With this, the country's coronavirus recovery tally has jumped to 23,290," Spokesperson Gautam said.
There are currently 18,108 active cases of coronavirus across the country, according to Gautam.
As the country is grappling with COVID-19 pandemic, 12 more deaths linked to coronavirus were reported in various parts of the country in the past 24 hours. "With this figure, Nepal's COVID-19 death toll has risen to 251," Spokesperson Gautam said.