Country records highest single-day rise of 1,221 cases

Kathmandu, Aug 30 (RSS): Country recorded the highest number of single-day rise of 1,221 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Population. Of the new cases, 348 are women and 873 men.

Similarly, coronavirus has been confirmed on 429 people in Kathmandu valley in last 24 hour.

Spokesperson of the Ministry Prof Dr Jageshwor Gautam said in a regular press briefing that 372 cases were recorded in Kathmandu district, 12 in Lalitpur and 45 in Bhaktapur.

Earlier, the nationwide single-day highest spike in the number was 1,111. 

A total of 682,343 PCR tests were carried out so far, Dr Gautam added.

The total number of active coronavirus cases is 17,518 across the nation so far. There are 10,612 people are in the institutional isolation facilities while 6,900 individuals are in home isolation.

Likewise, 7,797 people are in quarantine facilities and 267 individuals returned home after complete recovery in last 24 hours. With this, number of people discharged after recovery reached 20,822.

Fourteen more people including four women lost their lives from coronavirus infection in last 24 hours. A 74-year-old woman of Sunsari, 47-year-old woman of Bara, 62-year-old woman of Mahottari, 72-year-old woman of Kathmandu, 60-year-old man of Sunsari, 62-year-old man of Morang, 70-year-old man and 35-year-old man of Mahottari, 30-year-old man of Rautahat, 29-year-old man of Lalitpur, 65-year-old man of Bhaktapur, 62-year-old man of Nawalparasi, and 57-year-old man and 67-year-old man of Rupendehi died from coronavirus infection lately.

According to the Ministry, altogether 221 people lost their lives from coronavirus infection so far.