Kathmandu, Sept. 19: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Saturday confirmed 1,204 new cases of COVID-19.
In 10,333 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 1,204 persons were found with the novel coronavirus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.
Meanwhile, some 1,447 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment at 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 72 per cent.
Currently, there are 17,129 active cases of COVID-19 of which, 9,153 patients are in institutional isolation and 7,976 are in home isolation. Some 7,735 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.
Of the active patients, 179 are in ICU and 35 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.
With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 62,797 including 45,267 cases of recovery and 401 death cases.