By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Jan. 25: With 339 new cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed on Monday, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 269,789.
"In 4,858 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 339 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2," informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its daily update.
Of the 339 new infections, 154 were recorded in the Kathmandu Valley.
Currently, there are 3,240 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 736 remaining are receiving treatment in various institutional isolations. Also, 132 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.
Meanwhile, 401 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 264,538 cases of recoveries and the recovery rate is at 98.1 per cent.
Moreover, 10 persons succumbed to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking Nepal's COVID-19 death toll to 2,011.