Nepal Covid-19 tally: 980 new cases, 1,814 recoveries, 9 deaths in 24 hours

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

Kathmandu, September 6

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 46,257  as of Sunday afternoon.

In his daily press briefing in Kathmandu, the ministry’s spokesperson Jageshwor Gautam said 980 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours. Of them, 354 are from the Kathmandu valley.

In this period, 10,382 swab samples were tested. So far, 768,345 people have been tested in the country.

Of the total cases so far 28,941 people have achieved recovery whereas 289 died, according to him. In the past 24 hours, 1,814 people have been discharged whereas nine deaths have been reported. Nepal’s current recovery rate is around 63 per cent.

The other 17,027 cases are active currently. Of them, 9,201 are hospitalised whereas remaining 7,826 are in home isolation. Of those hospitalised, 174 are in intensive care units and 27 on ventilators.

The disease has spread across all 77 districts of the country. Of them, Morang, Sunsari, Dhanusha, Parsa, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Bara, Chitwan, Rupandehi, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, and Kathmandu have more than 500 active cases each. Solukhumbu, Mustang, Dolpa, Mugu, and Humla do not have any active cases.

Over 4,700 people are quarantined across the country, waiting to be tested.

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