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673 new cases of COVID-19, 501 recoveries, 13 fatalities in 24 hours



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Oct. 25: With 673 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Monday, the nation's novel coronavirus tally has reached 809,729.

In 8,284 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 673 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 103 people in 2,580 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.

Currently, there are 10,360 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 743 are admitted to various institutional isolation while 9,617 patients are placed in home isolation.

Of the active patients, 254 are admitted to the ICU and 74 are under treatment with the ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 501 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 788,008 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate is at 97.3 per cent.

The MoHP on Monday added 13 fatalities to the nation's COVID-19 death toll, which has now reached 11,361.