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



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Jan. 12: With 430 new cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed on Tuesday, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 265,698.

"In 5,300 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 430 were found infected with SARS-CoV-2," informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its daily update.

Currently, there are 4,408 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation and 237 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

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 259,398 cases of recoveries.

A total of five people succumbed to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours and with this, the national COVID-19 related death tally has reached 1,932.

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