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3,439 new cases of COVID-19, highest in a single day, 25,007 active cases



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Oct. 7: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Wednesday confirmed 3,439 new cases of COVID-19. This is the highest number of COVID-19 cases recorded across the nation in a single day. 

In 14,209 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 3,439 persons were found to be infected with the novel coronavirus, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

Meanwhile, some 1,126 COVID-19 patients staying at home isolation or receiving treatment at various institutional isolations across the nation recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate now stands at 72.9 per cent.

Currently, there are 25,007 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 10,596 patients are in institutional isolation and 14,411 are in home isolation. Some 4,164 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active patients, 233 are admitted to the ICU and 37 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 94,253 including 68,668 cases of recovery and 578 death cases.

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