By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Sept. 8: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Tuesday confirmed 902 new cases of COVID-19.
In 10,611 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 902 persons were found with the virus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.
Meanwhile, 2,287 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment at various health facilities across the nation were discharged in the last 24 hours after recovering from the virus infection. The recovery rate now stands at 68 per cent.
Currently, there are 14,868 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 8,053 are in institutional isolation and 6,815 are in home isolation. Some 5,310 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.
Of the active COVID-19 patients, 144 are admitted to the ICU and 23 are receiving treatment with ventilator facility.
With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 48,138 including 32,964 cases of recovery and 306 death cases.