KATHMANDU – A total of 8,960 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past 24 hours in the country. This was revealed in a total of 20,245 tests including 19,474 RT-PCR tests and 771 Antigen tests done in various laboratories around the country.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, during the period a total of 5,055 people have recovered. However, 214 people lost their lives. This takes the total number of positive cases to 431,191 and fatalities to 4,466. The total recoveries have reached 321,518 with a recovery rate of 74.6 per cent.
The total confirmed cases in isolation are 105,207 with Kathmandu constituting 31,073 of them followed by 4,753 in Bhaktapur and 6,840 in Lalitpur. Among the age group of active cases, people between 30 to 39 years old are the highest with 2,061 followed by 1,949 in the 20-29 age group and 1,600 in 40-49 age group.
Of them, 96,379 people are in home isolation while 8,828 are in institutional isolation. Furthermore, 1,381 patients are in ICU while 380 infected are in ventilator support. The data of infection and fatalities so far shows a positivity rate of 15.9 per cent and case fatality rate of 1.3 per cent. Total death per million is 153.3.