With 396 new cases in past 24 hours, Kathmandu Valley’s COVID-19 tally jumps to 8,580

Published On: September 8, 2020 05:36 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

6,478 cases detected in Kathmandu since the enforcement of the prohibitory orders

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: As many as 396 more cases of the novel coronavirus disease were confirmed in the Kathmandu Valley in the past 24 hours.

Of the three districts in the Valley, the federal capital of the country, Kathmandu district alone witnessed 300 cases while 38 in Lalitpur and 58 others in Bhaktapur were diagnosed with this virus during the PCR tests conducted at various COVID-19 labs.

According to the COVID-19 data compiled by the Ministry of Health and Population, the total number of people diagnosed with this viral infection has reached 8,580, -- in  6,917 Kathmandu, 939 in Lalitpur and 724 in Bhaktapur. The data shows that Kathmandu is the worst-affected by this pandemic followed by Parsa with 2,486 and Sarlahi with 2,111 cases.

In view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases, the district administrations of the Valley have imposed a three-week long prohibitory order starting August 19, which is due to end on Wednesday midnight. With the valley witnessing a continuous rise in the number of infections of late, the ongoing lockdown is likely to be extended for another week. According to the MoHP, a total of 6,478 people have tested positive for this virus since the Valley went into the prohibitory orders.

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