Kathmandu, Jan 10: With 1,357 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Monday, the nation’s novel coronavirus tally has reached 833,946.
In 8,965 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 1,357 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 89 people in 2,464 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.
Currently, there are 7,855 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 610 are admitted to various institutional isolation while 7,245 patients are placed in home isolation.
Of the active patients, 67 are admitted to the ICU and 16 are under treatment with the ventilator facility.
Meanwhile, 255 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 814,485 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate is at 97.7 per cent.
The MoHP on Monday added two COVID-19 related fatalities to the nation’s COVID-19 death toll, which has now reached 11,606.