Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Kathmandu valley registers record 3,107 new infections

 A total of 3,107 new cases of coronavirus infection have been reported in the Kathmandu Valley today.

“Among the new cases, some 2,391 cases have been registered in Kathmandu district alone,” confirmed Health Ministry spokesperson Dr Jageshwor Gautam. “Some 543 and 173 cases were detected in Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts, respectively.”

Kathmandu still leads as the district with highest number of active cases, whereas Mustang is the only district in the country with zero active cases. “Some 16 districts including the three valley districts, Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Kavrepalanchok, Makawanpur, Chitwan, Kaski, Dang, Banke, Rupandehi, Kailali, Surkhet, and Dadeldhura have over 500 active cases of infection,” he said, adding that the day also recorded 26 coronavirus related deaths – the highest single-day fatalities – in the last 24 hours taking the country’s Covid-19 death-toll to 791. “Nepal registered some 5,743 additional cases of coronavirus infection taking the nationwide Covid-19 tally to 144,872 today.”

The country set new records both in terms of Covid-19 fatalities and infection cases today. “The number of active cases stands at 44,476 as 99,605 people have made successful recovery; some 2,996 of them in the past 24 hours.”

As of today, the number of confirmed cases in the Kathmandu Valley has reached 62,579. A total of 60,081 cases have been detected after the three district administration offices in Kathmandu Valley imposed prohibitory orders on August 19.

As of today, some 1,334,897 PCR tests have been carried out across the country, whereas a total of 20,118 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours,” Dr Gautam said, adding that in the past 24 hours, some 696 new infections were reported in Province 1, some 127 in Province 2, and some 3,594 in Bagmati Province. “Likewise, Gandaki, Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces reported 349, 591, 206, and 180 new cases respectively.”

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