With 1,359 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours, national tally climbs to 44,236

Published On: September 4, 2020 04:41 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Kathmandu Valley alone reported 33.40 percent of the total cases recorded today 

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: As many as 1,359 people were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)  in the past 24 hours. 

According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), 464 females and 895 males tested positive for this virus during 13,638 real time PCR tests conducted at various labs across the country in the last one day. A total of 745,490 PCR tests have been carried out so far. 

With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases across the country has reached 44,236. 

Health ministry Spokesperson Dr Jagshwar Gautam, while speaking during a regular virtual media briefing on Friday, shared that 1,354 COVID-19 patients who were undergoing treatment for this disease, gained recovery on Friday taking the recovery tally to 25,561. Dr Gautam said that the recovery tally in Nepal stands at 58 percent as of Friday. 

Nepal witnessed 14 more cases of fatalities - 10 males and four females - due to the COVID-19 infection in the last 24 hours. As of Friday, the number of people dying of COVID-19 has reached 271. 

Valley reports 454 cases

Meanwhile, the three districts in the Kathmandu Valley reported as many as 454 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease in the past 24 hours. Kathmandu district alone witnessed 386 cases while 36 people in Bhaktapur and 32 in Lalitpur were reported positive . 

With this, the COVID-19 tally in the Valley has surged to 7,038 ---- 5,622 in Kathmandu, 818 in Lalitpur and 598 in Bhaktapur.

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