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Nepal Covid-19 tally crosses 100,000 mark, 27,053 active cases, 600 deaths

Kathmandu, October 9

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 100,676 as of Friday afternoon.

The ministry says 2,059 new cases were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours.

Of the new cases, 1,409 are from the Kathmandu valley.

In this period, 13,279 swab samples were tested. So far, 1 million and 145,237 people have been tested in the country.

As of today, 27,053 cases are active currently. Among them, 15,877 are in home isolation, and 11,176 are hospitalised. Likewise, 318 are in intensive care units, and 75 on ventilators.

Of the total cases so far, 73,023 people have achieved recovery whereas 600 died, according to the ministry. In the past 24 hours, 1,680 people have been discharged whereas 10 deaths have been reported. Nepal’s current recovery rate is around 72.5 per cent.

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

Over 4,700 people are quarantined across the country.

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