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COVID-19 Update: Tally surges to 20,086 with 315 new cases



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Aug. 1: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has confirmed 315 new cases of COVID-19 today.

In 6,993 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests performed in the last 24 hours, as many as 315 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 Sunsari, Jhapa, Ilam, Siraha, Udayapur, Morang, Saptari, Bara, Parsa, Rautahat, Bajhang, Achcham, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Kathmandu, Kavrepalanchowk, Ramechhap, Bhaktapur, Kaski, Rupandehi and Salyan.  

Of the 315 new cases of COVID-19, six were detected in Kathmandu valley.

"The infection rate has increased by 0.8 per cent and has reached 3.6 per cent 11 days after the end of the COVID-19 lockdown," said Dr. Gautam.

Meanwhile, 93 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in various health facilities nationwide were discharged in the last 24 hours after recovering from the virus infection. The recovery rate now stands at 72.1 per cent.

Currently, there are 5,338 active cases of COVID-19 and 11,533 are in quarantine.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 20,086 including 14,492 cases of recovery and 56 death cases.

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