COVID-19 update

17 new cases, 21 recoveries in 24 hours


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Kathmandu, May 8: With 17 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Sunday, the nation's novel coronavirus tally has reached 978,942.

In 2,905 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 17 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 zero people in 1,105 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.

Currently, there are 201 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, one is admitted to various institutional isolation while 200 patients are placed in home isolation.

Of the active patients, one is admitted to the ICU and there is no one under treatment with the ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 21 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 966,789 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate is at 98.8 per cent.

The MoHP on Sunday added zero COVID-19 related fatalities to the nation's COVID-19 death toll, which has now reached 11,952.

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