Kathmandu, July 24: With 347 new cases (RT-PCR and antigen tests combined) of COVID-19 confirmed on Sunday, the nation’s novel coronavirus tally has reached 983,622.
In 2,360 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 303 people were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its regular update on Sunday. Likewise, the virus infection was detected in 44 people in 1,528 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.
Currently, there are 3,177 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 142 are admitted to institutional isolation while 3,035 patients are placed in home isolation. Out of which 22 are in ICU and two are on ventilator support.
Meanwhile, 95 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 968,489 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate is at 98.5 per cent.
Two fatalities related to COVID-19 were recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the MoHP. So far, Nepals’ COVID-19 death toll has reached 11,956.