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270 new COVID-19 cases, 390 recoveries, five fatalities in 24 hours



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Jan. 15: With 270 new cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed on Friday, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 266,816.

"In 3,084 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 270 persons including 90 females and 180 males were found infected with SARS-CoV-2," informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its daily update.

Currently, there are 4,301 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 994 are in institutional isolation and the remaining are in home isolation. A total of 231 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the patients receiving treatment in institutional isolation, 165 are admitted to the ICU while 38 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 390 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 260,567 cases of recoveries and the recovery rate stands at 97.7 per cent.

Moreover, five persons succumbed to the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours. With this, Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll has reached 1,948.

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