125 New cases of COVID-19 and 91 recoveries in 24 hours

Kathmandu / Feb. 17: The Ministry of Health and Population on Tuesday confirmed 125 new cases of COVID-19, taking the nation’s novel coronavirus tally to 273,070.

“In 3,838 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 125 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2,” informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population in the regular press briefing.

Of the 125 new infections, 60 cases including six in Bhaktapur, 45 in Kathmandu, and nine in Lalitpur were recorded in the Kathmandu Valley.

Currently, there are 1,621 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 991 patients are receiving treatment in institutional isolation while 630 are placed in home isolation. Likewise, a total of 72 people, mostly those who had returned from abroad are placed in quarantine across the nation.

Meanwhile, 91 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 269,394 cases of recovery and the recovery rate is at 98.7 per cent.

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