Kathmandu, October 2
The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 82,450 as of Friday afternoon.
The ministry says 2,780 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours. This is the highest per-day count ever recorded in Nepal.
Of the new cases, 1,638 are from the Kathmandu valley.
In this period, 14,739 swab samples were tested. So far, 1 million and 48,686 people have been tested in the country.
As of today, 21,234 cases are active currently. Among them, 11,760 are in home isolation and 9,474 are hospitalised. Likewise, 210 are in intensive care units and 29 on ventilators.
Of the total cases so far, 60,696 people have achieved recovery whereas 520 died, according to the ministry. In the past 24 hours, 3,307 people have been discharged whereas 11 deaths have been reported. Nepal’s current recovery rate is around 73.6 per cent.
The disease has spread across all 77 districts of the country. Of them, Morang, Siraha, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Chitwan, Bhaktapur, and Rupandehi have more than 500 active cases each. Manang, Mustang, and Dolpa do not have any active cases.
Over 4,800 people are quarantined across the country.