By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Jan. 21: With 336 new cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed on Thursday, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 268,646.
"In 5,030 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 336 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2," informed Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its daily update.
Of the new infections, 145 cases including 145 in Kathmandu, 116 in Lalitpur and three in Bhaktapur were recorded in the Kathmandu Valley.
Currently, there are 3,799 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 892 are receiving treatment in various institutional isolation and the remaining are placed in home isolation. Also, 172 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.
Likewise, 150 COVID-19 patients are admitted to the ICU and 34 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.
Meanwhile, 226 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 262,868 cases of recoveries and the recovery rate is at 97.9 per cent.
Moreover, four persons succumbed to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking Nepal's COVID-19 death toll to 1,979.