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Among 33,880 active patients, 19,957 in home isolation



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By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Oct. 13: With 4,047 new cases of the novel coronavirus infection confirmed on Monday, the national COVID-19 caseload has surged to 111,802 of which 33,880 are active cases.
"In 14,530 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 4,047 persons were found to be infected with COVID-19," informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in the regular press briefing today.
According to the ministry, there are 33,880 active cases of COVID-19 of which 13,923 patients are receiving treatment in institutional isolation and 19,957 are in home isolation. Similarly, 4,831 people are staying in quarantine centers across the nation.
Of the active patients, 279 are admitted to Intensive Care Unit and 67 are receiving treatment with ventilator support.
According to the latest update, 1,473 COVID-19 patients, either receiving treatment at various health facilities or staying in home isolation, recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. Nepal has now registered 77,277 cases of recoveries and the recovery rate has dropped to 69.1 per cent from 73 per cent last week.
Furthermore, nine patients receiving treatment at various health facilities across the nation succumbed to the novel coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours. Nepal's COVID-19 death toll has now reached 645 and the death rate stands at 0.58 per cent, according to the MoHP.
Kathmandu sees over 14,000 active cases
The Kathmandu Valley registered 2,283 new cases of coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours. Of the 2,283 persons, 935 were females and 1,348 males, revealed the daily report released by the MoHP today.
Of the 2,283 new cases detected in the Valley, 1,888 cases, 755 females and 1,133 males, were detected in Kathmandu, 118 cases,  54 females and 64 males, were found in Bhaktapur and  277 cases, 126 females and 151 males, were recorded in Lalitpur.
Kathmandu leads with the highest number of active cases. The number of active cases reported in the Kathmandu is over 14,000. Likewise, Bhaktapur has over 1,300 live cases and Lalitpur has over 2,200 active cases.
As per the latest update, districts including Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Morang, Makwanpur, Banke, Sunsari, Surkhet and Rupandehi have over 500 active patients and only Manang is free from COVID-19 cases so far.  

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