Two fresh cases, 16 recoveries in 24 hours


Kathmandu, May 14: With two new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Saturday, the nation's novel coronavirus tally has reached 978,991.

In 1,127 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of two persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its regular update on Saturday.

Likewise, the virus infection was detected in zero persons in 127 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.

Currently, there are 150 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, no patients are admitted to institutional isolation while 150 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 966,889 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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