Kathmandu, Nov. 19: With 271 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Friday, the nation’s novel coronavirus tally has reached 818,578.
In 7,777 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 271 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 25 people in 1,195 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.
Currently, there are 7,539 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 479 are admitted to various institutional isolation while 7,060 patients are placed in home isolation.
Of the active patients, 231 are admitted to the ICU and 56 are under treatment with the ventilator facility.
Meanwhile, 369 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 799,545 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate is at 97.7 per cent.
The MoHP on Friday added five COVID-19 related fatalities to the nation’s COVID-19 death toll, which has now reached 11,494.