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582 new COVID-19 cases, 495 recoveries, eight fatalities in 24 hours



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Oct. 26: With 582 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Wednesday, the nation's novel coronavirus tally has reached 810,880.

In 7,167 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of  582 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed Dr. Sameer Kumar Adhikari, spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in the weekly press briefing.

The infection rate in the RT-PCR and antigen tests done in the last 24 hours is at 8.1 per cent.

Likewise, the virus infection was detected in 90 people in 2,328 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.

Of the new infections, 202 were reported in the Kathmandu Valley including 137 in Kathmandu, 15 in Bhaktapur, and 50 in Lalitpur.

Currently, there are 10,375 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 825 are admitted to various institutional isolation while 9,550 patients are placed in home isolation.

Of the active patients, 254 are admitted to the ICU and 86 are under treatment with the ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 495 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 779,125 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate is at per cent.

The MoHP on Wednesday added eight fatalities to the nation's COVID-19 death toll, which has now reached 11,380.