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490 new cases of COVID-19, 569 recoveries, six fatalities in 24 hours



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Oct. 29: With 490 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Friday, the nation's novel coronavirus tally has reached 811,407.

In 7,145 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 490 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its regular update.

Likewise, the virus infection was detected in 59 people in 2,601 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.

Currently, there are 10,151 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 772 are admitted to various institutional isolation while 9,379 patients are placed in home isolation.

Of the active patients, 242 are admitted to the ICU and 78 are under treatment with the ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 569 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 780,359 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate is at 97.3 per cent.

The MoHP on Friday added six fatalities to the nation's COVID-19 death toll, which has now reached 11,388.