Friday, 22 January, 2021

Nepal records highest single-day spike with 1,454 new cases of COVID-19, tally hits 51,919


By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Sept. 11: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Friday confirmed 1,454 new cases of COVID-19.

In 10,701 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,454 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

Meanwhile, 972 some 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 71 per cent.

Currently, there are 14,925 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 8,291 patients are in institutional isolation and 6,634 are in home isolation. Some 6,078 people are placed in quarantine across the nation.

Of the active patients, 170 are admitted to the ICU and 25 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 51,919 including 36,672 cases of recovery and 322 death cases.

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