Nepal Covid-19 tally: 4,364 new cases in 24 hours, 2,540 in Kathmandu

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File: A woman’s swab sample is being collected for the coronavirus test, in Kathmandu, in July 2020.

Kathmandu, October 8

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 98,617 as of Thursday afternoon.

The ministry says 4,364 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.

Of the new cases, 2,540 are from the Kathmandu valley.

In this period, 18,473 swab samples were tested. So far, 1 million and 131,958 people have been tested in the country.

As of today, 26,684 cases are active currently. Among them, 14,967 are in home isolation, and 11,717 are hospitalised. Likewise, 235 are in intensive care units, and 42 on ventilators.

Of the total cases so far, 71,343 people have achieved recovery whereas 590 died, according to the ministry. In the past 24 hours, 2,675 people have been discharged whereas 12 deaths have been reported. Nepal’s current recovery rate is around 72.3 per cent.

The disease has spread across all 77 districts of the country. Of them, Morang, Sunsari, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Chitwan, Bhaktapur, and Rupandehi have more than 500 active cases each. Manang and Mustang do not have any active cases.

Over 4,400 people are quarantined across the country.

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