COVID-19 update

Six new cases, 17 recoveries in 24 hours

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Kathmandu, May 9: With six new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Monday, the nation's novel coronavirus tally has reached 978,948.

In 1,693 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of six persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its regular update on Monday.

Likewise, the virus infection was detected in two people in 1,309 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.

Currently, there are 190 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, a patient is admitted to institutional isolation while 189 patients are placed in home isolation.

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

Meanwhile, 17 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 966,806 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate is at 98.8 per cent.

No fatality related to COVID-19 was recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the MoHP. So far, Nepals' COVID-19 death toll has reached 11,952.

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