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COVID-19 update: 272 new infections, 260 recoveries in 24 hours



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Nov. 18: With 272 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Thursday, the nation's novel coronavirus tally has reached 818,307.

In 7,863 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 272 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 27 people in 3,288 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.

Currently, there are 7,642 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 473 are admitted to various institutional isolation while 7,169 patients are placed in home isolation.

Of the active patients, 224 are admitted to the ICU and 60 are under treatment with the ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 260 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 799,176 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate is at 97.7 per cent.

The MoHP on Thursday added six COVID-19 related fatalities to the nation's COVID-19 death toll, which has now reached 11,489.