Kathmandu, July 13: With 1,639 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Tuesday, the nation’s novel coronavirus tally has reached 658,778.
In 7,058 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 1,639 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its regular update.
Likewise, the virus infection was detected in 759 people in 3,954 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.
Currently, there are 26,261 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 2,722 are admitted to various institutional isolation while 23,539 patients are placed in home isolation.
Of the active patients, 586 are admitted to the ICU and 182 are under treatment with the ventilator facility.
Meanwhile, 2,078 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 623,105 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate is at 94.6 per cent.
The MoHP on Tuesday added 12 fatalities to the nation’s COVID-19 death toll, which has now reached 9,412.