Kathmandu, Dec. 31: With 534 new cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed on Thursday, the national COVID-19 tally has surged to 260,593.
“In 6,000 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 534 persons, 196 females and 338 males, were found to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2,” informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its daily update.
Currently, there are 6,378 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which 2,872 patients are admitted to institutional isolation.
Of the patients in istutional isolation, 236 patients are admitted to the ICU and 36 are receiving treatment with ventilator facility.
A total of 362 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.
Meanwhile, 447 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment institutional isolation or staying in home isolation recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. Nepal has now recorded 252, 359 cases of recoveries.
A total of nine people succumbed to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours and with this, the national COVID-19 related death tally has reached 1,856.
-The Rising Nepal