Kathmandu, May 13: With seven new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Friday, the nation's novel coronavirus tally has reached 978,989.
In 1,148 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of seven persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its regular update on Friday.
Likewise, the virus infection was detected in zero persons in 289 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.
Currently, there are 164 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, no patients are admitted to institutional isolation while 164 patients are placed in home isolation.
Of all the patients, no one is admitted to the ICU and the treatment with the ventilator facility.
Meanwhile, 16 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 966,873 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.