COVID-19 Update: 342 New Infections, Zero Fatalities In 24 Hours

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TRN Online

Kathmandu, Jan 1: With 342 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Saturday, the nation’s novel coronavirus tally has reached 828,773.

In 5,007 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 342 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 40 people in 15,952 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.

Currently, there are 4,969 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 241 are admitted to various institutional isolation while 4,728 patients are placed in home isolation.

Of the active patients, 89 are admitted to the ICU and 27 are under treatment with the ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 252 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 812,210 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate is at 98 per cent.

The MoHP on Saturday added zero COVID-19 related fatalities to the nation’s COVID-19 death toll, which has now reached 11,594.