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COVID-19 update: Caseload soars to 24,432 with 484 new cases



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Aug. 12: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has confirmed 484 new cases of COVID-19 today.

In 10,481 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last  24 hours, as many as 484 persons were found with the virus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

The new cases were detected in districts such as Jhapa, Morang, Rautahat, Sunsari, Ilam, Taplejung, Saptari, Siraha, Dhanusa, Mahottari, Rupandehi, Sarlahi, Gorkha, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Nuwakot, Sindhuli, Baitadi, Bara, Chitwan, Tanahun, Bara, Kailali, Lalitpur, Makwanpur, Kavre, Parsa, Dang, Banke, Okhaldhunga, Ramechhap, Jajarkot, Kapilvastu, Khotang, Palpa, Dhading, Kaski, Syangja, Argakhachi, Rukum (East), Salyan, Surkhet, Dailekh, Rukum (West), Doti, Darchula and Kanchanpur.

Meanwhile, 64 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in various health facilities across the nation were discharged in the last 24 hours after recovering from the virus. The recovery rate now stands at 68.4 per cent.

Currently, there are 7,613 active cases of COVID-19 and 14,846 persons, mostly those who have returned home from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 24,432 including 16,728 cases of recovery and 91 death cases.


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