COVID-19 Update: 2,448 New Infections, 278 Recoveries In 24 Hours


TRN Online

Kathmandu, Jan 12: 2,448 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed on Wednesday.

In 9,051 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 2,448 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 627 people in 3,985 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.

Currently, there are 11,690 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 880 are admitted to various institutional isolation while 10,810 patients are placed in home isolation. Of the active patients, 87 are admitted to the ICU and 22 are under treatment with the ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 278 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in institutional isolation or staying in home isolation recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. 

The MoHP on Wednesday added two COVID-19 related fatalities to the nation’s COVID-19 death toll, which has now reached 11,609.