159 New Cases Of COVID-19, Zero Fatalities In 24 Hours

Kathmandu, Feb. 1: With 159 new cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed on Monday, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 271,118.

“In 4,145 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 159 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2,” informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its daily update.

Of the new infections, 85 were recorded in the Kathmandu valley.

Currently, there are 2,489 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 842 are receiving treatment in various institutional isolation and the remaining are placed in home isolation. Of the active patients, 128 are admitted to the ICU and 22 are receiving treatment with ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 264 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 266,600 cases of recoveries and the recovery rate is at 98.3 per cent.

No fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours.

– TRN Online

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