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Record 7,388 new cases of COVID-19, 37 fatalities in past 24 hours



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, May 3: The Ministry of Health and Population on Monday confirmed 7,388 new cases of COVID-19, taking the nation's novel coronavirus tally to 343,418. This is the highest single-day rise in the COVID-19 tally reported in the nation until now.

In 16,658 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, 7,388 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Health Ministry in its daily update.

Likewise, out of 518 antigen tests done in the 24 hours, the virus infection was detected in 60 people.

Currently, there are 54,041 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 3,869 patients are admitted to various institutional isolations and 50,172 are placed in home isolation. Likewise, 212 people mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine. 

Of the active patients, 578 are admitted to the ICU and 142 are receiving treatment under ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 2,021 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 286,015 cases of recovery and the recovery rate is at 83.3 per cent.

Moreover, 37 COVID-19 related fatalities were confirmed across the nation in the last 24 hours. The nation's COVID-19 death toll is at 3,362.