Kathmandu, Aug. 2: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has confirmed 246 new cases of COVID-19 today.
In 8,861 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests performed in the last 24 hours, as many as 246 persons were found with the virus infection, said Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.
The new cases were detected in Sunsari, Morang, Dhanusa, Chitwan, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Parsa, Bajhang, Doti, Kailali, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bardiya, Darchula, Gorkha, Rautahat, Sindhuli, Bhaktapur , Kaski, Baglung, Lamjung, Syangja, Tanahun, Nawalparasi (East) and Rupandehi.
Meanwhile, 111 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in various health facilities across the nation were discharged in the last 24 hours after recovering from the virus infection. The recovery rate now stands at 71.08 per cent.
Currently, there are 5,672 active cases of COVID-19, and 10,934 people are in quarantine.
With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 20,332 including 14,603 cases of recovery and 57 death cases.