By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Aug. 6: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has confirmed 87 new cases of COVID-19 in Kathmandu Valley today.
In 6,622 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests performed in the last 24 hours, as many as 87 persons were found with the virus infection in the valley itself, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.
Of the 87 new cases found in the valley, 76 were detected in Kathmandu, ten in Lalitpur and one in Bhaktapur.
With this, the active COVID-19 cases in Kathmandu have crossed 500's mark.
Concerning the increasing cases of virus infection in the valley, the MoHP has called all government and private offices to halt all kinds of meetings and seminars and conduct them virtually.
Stating that the chances of lack of isolation beds, health workers and equipment in the Valley were high in the days to come, the health ministry urged everyone to adopt all safety measures against COVID-19 at any cost.
Moreover, 360 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded on Thursday across the nation, taking the national tally to 21,750 including 15,389 cases of recovery and 65 death cases.