COVID-19 caseload stands at 17,994 with 150 new cases and 609 recovered

Kathmandu / July 21: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has confirmed 150 cases of COVID-19 today.

In 3,963 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as150 people were found with the virus infection, said Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

The new cases were detected in Jhapa, Sarlahi, Udayapur, Illam, Saptari, Morang, Dhanusa, Mahottari, Parsa, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Kavre, Ramechhap, Kailali, Kathmandu, Mahottari, Nuwakot, Lalitpur, Gorkha, Myagdi, Syangja, Baglung, Nawalparasi, Banke, Dang, Dailekh, Salyan, Doti, Bajhang and Kanchanpur.

Of the 150 infected, eight are from Kathmandu valley.

Meanwhile, 609 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment at various health facilities across the nation were discharged in the last 24 hours after recovering from the virus infection.

The recovery rate stands at 69.34 per cent. Currently, there are 5,477 active cases of COVID-19 and 21,704 are in quarantine.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 17,994 including 12,477 cases of recovery and 40 death cases.

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