Kathmandu- A total of 634 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the country in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Population stated at a press briefing on Saturday.
Among the 216 infected in Kathmandu valley, 160 are in Kathmandu, six in Lalitpur and 50 in Bhaktapur, Ministry’s Spokesperson Dr. Jageshwor Gautam stated.
In the past 24 hours, 126 people have returned home after recovering from the virus. In total, 18,350 people have recovered from COVID-19 all over Nepal.
As stated by Dr. Gautam, 135 people are still undergoing treatment in ICUs while 12 are in ventilators.
Currently, Mustang, Myagdi and Humla districts have no reported cases of the virus while Morang, Parsa, Mahottari, Rautahat, Sarlahi and Kathmandu each have more than 500 active cases.
Meanwhile, the Ministry has urged people to stay in quarantine facilities after being tested and until the report of the virus is sent.
Dr. Gatuam stated that an additional nine people, including a six-year-old girl and a man from Sunsari district, have succumbed to the disease in the past 24 hours. With this, the total death COVID-19 death toll in Nepal has reached to 146.
Three men in Parsa and one each in Bara, Siraha, Makawanpur and Bhaktapur have passed away, Dr. Gautam confirmed.