COVID-19 tally reaches 272,055 with 130 new cases

Kathmandu / Feb. 8: With 130 new cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed on Monday, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 272,055.

“In 3,333 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 130 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2,” informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its daily update.

Of the new cases, 58 were reported in the Kathmandu Valley.

Currently, there are 1,744 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 898 are receiving treatment in various institutional isolation and the remaining are placed in home isolation. Of the active patients, 63 are admitted to the ICU while 17 are receiving treatment with the ventilator facility.

A total of 92 people, mostly those who had returned from abroad are placed in quarantine across the nation.

Meanwhile, 194 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 268,266 cases of recovery and the recovery rate at 98.6 per cent.

Moreover, seven persons succumbed to the novel coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 death toll to 2,045.

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