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35 new cases, 481 recoveries in 24 hours



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Kathmandu, Mar. 22: With 35 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Tuesday, the nation's novel coronavirus tally has reached 978,231.

In 4,495 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 35 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its regular update.

Likewise, the virus infection was detected in nine people in 2,099 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.

Currently, there are 2,688 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 51 are admitted to various institutional isolation while 2,637 patients are placed in home isolation.

Of the active patients, 23 are admitted to the ICU and two are under treatment with the ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 481 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 963,592 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate is at 98.5 per cent.

The MoHP on Tuesday added one COVID-19 related fatality to the nation's COVID-19 death toll, which has now reached 11,951.