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COVID-19 update: 281 new infections, 298 recoveries in 24 hours



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Nov. 25: With 281 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Thursday, the nation's novel coronavirus tally has reached 820,285.

In 7,104 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 281 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its regular update.

Likewise, the virus infection was detected in 27 people in 1,805 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.

Currently, there are 7,349 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 388 are admitted to various institutional isolation while 6,961 patients are placed in home isolation.

Of the active patients, 197 are admitted to the ICU and 41 are under treatment with the ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 298 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 801,420 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate is at 97.7 per cent.

The MoHP on Thursday added three COVID-19 related fatalities to the nation's COVID-19 death toll, which has now reached 11,516.