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COVID-19 update: 209 new infections, 444 recoveries in 24 hours



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Nov. 20: With 209 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Saturday, the nation's novel coronavirus tally has reached 818,787.

In 4,145 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 209 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 33 people in 2,991 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.

Currently, there are 7,303 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 451 are admitted to various institutional isolation while 6,852 patients are placed in home isolation.

Of the active patients, 234 are admitted to the ICU and 55 are under treatment with the ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 444 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 799,989 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate is at 97.7 per cent.

The MoHP on Saturday added one COVID-19 related fatality to the nation's COVID-19 death toll, which has now reached 11,495.