157 new infections and 333 recoveries in 24 hours

Kathmandu Jan. 29: With 157 new cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed on Wednesday, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 270,745.

“In 3,221 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 157 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2,” informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its daily update.

Of the new infections, 82 were recorded in the Kathmandu Valley.

Currently, there are 3,022 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which 1,249 are receiving treatment in various institutional isolation. Also, 111 persons, mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active patients, 147 are admitted to the ICU and 27 are receiving treatment with ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 333 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 265, 698 cases of recoveries and the recovery rate is at 98.1 per cent.

Moreover, three persons succumbed to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll to 2,025.

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