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MoHP reports 266 new cases of COVID-19 in 4,536 RT-PCR tests



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Apr. 5: The Ministry of Health and Population on Monday confirmed 266 new cases of COVID-19, taking the nation's novel coronavirus tally to 278,210.

"In 4,536 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 266 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2," informed the Health Ministry in the regular press briefing.

Of the new infections, seven were reported in Province 1, five in province2, 201 in Bagmati Province, 24 each in Gandaki and Lumbini Province and five in Sudurpaschim Province. No cases of novel coronavirus infection were reported in Karnali Province.

Currently, there are 1,832 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation and 64 people mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine. 

Meanwhile, 102 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 273,342 cases of recovery and the recovery rate is at 98.3 per cent.

Moreover, four virus-related fatalities were confirmed across the nation in the last one day. Currently, the death toll is at 3,036.