104 new cases of COVID-19 and 131 recoveries in 24 hours

Kathmandu / Feb. 14: The Ministry of Health and Population on Sunday confirmed 104 new cases of COVID-19, taking the nation’s novel coronavirus tally to 272,718.

“In 3,501 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 104 persons were found with the SARS-CoV-2 infection,” informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the Health Ministry in the regular press briefing.

Of the new cases, 61 were reported in the Kathmandu Valley.

Currently, there are 1,606 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 891 are receiving treatment in various institutional isolation and the remaining are placed in home isolation. Of the active patients, 61 are admitted to the ICU and 15 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

A total of 79 people, mostly those who had returned from abroad are placed in quarantine across the nation.

Meanwhile, 131 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 269,060 cases of recovery and the recovery rate at 98.7 per cent.

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