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Active cases of COVID-19 hit 1,579 with 152 new infections



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Apr. 1: The Ministry of Health and Population on Thursday confirmed 152 new cases of COVID-19, taking the nation's novel coronavirus tally to 277,461.

"In 4,213 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 152 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2," informed the Ministry of Health and Population in the regular press briefing.

Currently, there are 1,579 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation and  63 people, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine. 

Meanwhile, 65 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 272,851 cases of recovery and the recovery rate is at 98.3 per cent.

Moreover, one COVID-19 related fatality was recorded in the last 24 hours, currently, the nation's COVID-19 death toll is at 3,031.