357 new cases, active cases surge to 1,982

Kathmandu, July 19: With 357 new cases (RT-PCR and antigen combinedly) of COVID-19 confirmed on Tuesday, the nation’s novel coronavirus tally has reached 982,062.

In 1,857 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 268 people were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its regular update on Tuesday. Likewise, the virus infection was detected in 89 people in 1,500 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.

Currently, there are 1,982 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 117 are admitted to institutional isolation while 1,865 patients are placed in home isolation. Out of which 19 are in ICU and no one is on ventilator support.

Meanwhile, 62 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 968,126 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate is at 98.6 per cent.

No fatality related to COVID-19 was recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the MoHP. So far, Nepals’ COVID-19 death toll has reached 11,954.

-TRN Online

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