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8,407 new cases of COVID-19, 7,890 recoveries, 177 fatalities in 24 hours



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, May. 21: With 8,409 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Friday, the nation's novel coronavirus tally has reached 497,052.

In 22,353 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 8,409 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Health Ministry during its regular update.

Likewise, out of 873 antigen tests done on the last day, the virus infection was detected in 200  people.

Currently, there are 116,192 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 7,697 are admitted to various institutional isolations and 108,495 are placed in home isolation. Likewise, 912 people mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine. 

Of the active patients, 1,716 are admitted to the ICU, and 511 are under treatment with the ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 7,890 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 374,836 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate is 75.4 per cent.

The Ministry of Health and Population on Friday added 177 fatalities to the nation's COVID-19 death toll, which has now spiked to 6,024.