KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The Ministry of Health and Population reported a record daily jump of 2,722 coronavirus infections on Friday, taking Nepal's COVID-19 tally to 82,450 as cases surged across the country.
At a virtual press briefing, Jageshwar Gautam, spokesperson for the ministry, said that 2,722 new cases were detected through 14,749 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests conducted at various labs across the country.
This is the highest single-day spike of coronavirus cases in Nepal since the country reported the first COVID-19 case in late January this year.
The Kathmandu Valley, which has emerged as one of the hotspots of coronavirus infections, saw 1,638 cases of coronavirus in the past one day. This is the highest single-day spike of COVID-19 in the Valley as of today.
The country also recorded the highest number of recoveries from coronavirus in the past one day.
According to Spokesperson Gautam, 3,307 COVID-19 patients were discharged after recovery in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s national recovery tally to 60,696.
There are currently 21,234 active cases of coronavirus across the country.
Nepal saw 11 deaths related to coronavirus in the past one day, taking the country’s COVID-19-related death toll to 520.