By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Oct. 11: With 2,071 new cases of the novel coronavirus infection reported on Sunday, the national COVID-19 caseload has surged to 107,755.
"In 12,427 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 2,071 persons were found to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2," informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in the regular press briefing today.
Currently, there are 31,315 active cases of COVID-19 of which 13,649 patients are receiving treatment in institutional isolations and 17,666 are in home isolation. Some 4,613 people are currently placed in quarantine centers across the nation.
Of the active patients, 329 are admitted to the ICU and 76 are receiving treatment in ventilator facility.
Meanwhile, some 1,552 COVID-19 patients, either receiving treatment at various health facilities or staying in home isolation, recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. Nepal has now registered 75,804 cases of recoveries and the recovery rate is at 70.3 per cent.
Furthermore, a total of 22 patients receiving treatment at various health facilities across the nation succumbed to the novel coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours. Nepal's COVID-19 death toll has now reached 636.