KATHMANDU, Oct 21: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) reported a record daily jump of 5,743 coronavirus infections on Wednesdeay, taking Nepal's COVID-19 case tally to 1, 44,872 as cases surged across the country.
Sharing the country's COVID-19 national updates at a virtual press meet, Jageshwar Gautam, the spokesperson for the MoHP, said that 5,743 persons tested positive for COVID-19 while conducting 20,118 PCR tests at various labs across the country in the past one day.
The Kathmandu Valley has witnessed a steep rise in the number of coronavirus cases in recent months. According to Spokesperson Gautam, the Valley recorded at least 3,107 new cases of coronavirus in the past one day.
Meanwhile, 2,996 persons who were earlier diagnosed with COVID-19 were discharged after recovery from various health institutions across the country in the past 24 hours. "With this latest figure, the country's COVID-19 recovery tally stands at 99, 605," the spokesperson said.
According to him, there are currently 44,476 active cases of coronavirus across the country.
As the country is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, 26 coronavirus-linked deaths were recorded in various parts of the country in the past 24 hours. "With this, the COVID-19 death toll in Nepal stands at 791," Spokesperson Gautam said.