Kathmandu, Jan. 14: With 403 new cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed on Thursday, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 266,546.
“In 5,032 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 403 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2,” informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) during the regular press briefing.
Currently, there are 4,426 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 1,124 are in institutional isolation and the remaining are in home isolation. A total of 231 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.
Of the patients receiving treatment in institutional isolation, 152 are admitted to the ICU while 33 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.
Meanwhile, 405 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 260,177 cases of recoveries and the recovery rate stands at 97.6 per cent.
Moreover, six persons succumbed to the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours. With this, Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll has reached 1,943.
– The Rising Nepal