MoHP reports highest single-day rise in COVID-19 tally with 5,657 new infections

Kathmandu / April 30: The Ministry of Health and Population on Friday confirmed 5,657 new cases of COVID-19, taking the nation’s novel coronavirus tally to 323,187. This is the highest single-day rise in COVID-19 tally reported in the nation until now.

Prior to this, highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases was recorded on October 10 with 5,008 infections.

In 15,391 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, 5,657 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2,” informed the Health Ministry in its daily update.

Likewise, out of 525 antigen tests done in the 24 hours, the virus infection was detected in 70 people.

Currently, there are 38,813 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 2,678 patients are admitted to various institutional isolation and 36,135 are placed in home isolation. Likewise, 55 people mostly those who had returned from abroad, are placed in quarantine.

Of the active patients, 331 are admitted to the ICU and 115 are under treatment with ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 928 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 281,095 cases of recovery and the recovery rate is at 86.9 per cent.

Moreover, 33 COVID-19 related fatalities were confirmed across the nation in the last 24 hours. The nation’s COVID-19 death toll is at 3,279.

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