74 new cases, 160 recoveries in last 24 hours

A total of 74 new cases (RT-PCR and antigen tests combined) of COVID-19 were confirmed nationwide on Tuesday in the last 24 hours.

In 1,535 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 39 people were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its regular update on Tuesday.

Likewise, the virus infection was detected in 35 people in 1,977 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.

Currently, there are 1, 619 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 61 are admitted to institutional isolation while 1, 558 patients are placed in home isolation. Out of which 19 are in ICU and no one is on ventilator support.

Meanwhile, 160 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in institutional isolation or staying in home isolation recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours.

Nepal has now recorded 985, 720 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate is at 98.6 per cent.

No fatalities related to COVID-19 were recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the MoHP. So far, Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll has reached 12,016.

Source : TRN,