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54 new cases, 538 recoveries in 24 hours



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Kathmandu, Mar. 6: With 54 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Sunday, the nation's novel coronavirus tally has reached 977,501.

In 3,135 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 54 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 14 people in 1,794 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.

Currently, there are 6,461 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 123 are admitted to various institutional isolation while 6,338 patients are placed in home isolation.

Of the active patients, 47 are admitted to the ICU and nine are under treatment with the ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 538 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 959,093 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate is at 98.1 per cent.

The MoHP on Sunday added two COVID-19 related fatalities to the nation's COVID-19 death toll, which has now reached 11,947.