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77 new cases, 429 recoveries in 24 hours



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Kathmandu, Mar. 10: With 77 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Thursday, the nation's novel coronavirus tally has reached 977,786.

In 6,801 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 77 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 35 people in 2,527 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.

Currently, there are 5,340 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 110 are admitted to various institutional isolation while 5,230 patients are placed in home isolation.

Of the active patients, 34 are admitted to the ICU and five are under treatment with the ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 429 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 960,497 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate is at 98.2 per cent.

The MoHP on Thursday added zero COVID-19 related fatalities to the nation's COVID-19 death toll, which has now reached 11,949.