59 new cases of COVID-19 and 60 recoveries in 24 hours

Kathmandu / Mar. 9: The Ministry of Health and Population on Tuesday confirmed 59 new cases of COVID-19, taking the nation’s novel coronavirus tally to 274,869.

“In 2,715 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 59 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2,” informed the Ministry of Health and Population in its regular update.

Currently, there are 870 active cases of COVID-19. Likewise, a total of 56 people, mostly those who had returned from abroad are placed in quarantine across the nation.

Meanwhile, 60 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 270,987 cases of recovery and the recovery rate is at 98.6 per cent.

Moreover, one fatality related to COVID-19 was confirmed in Nepal in the last 24 hours. The COVID-19 death toll is at 3,012.

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