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COVID-19 update: 291 new infections, 348 recoveries, six fatalities in 24 hours



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Nov. 14: With 291 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Sunday, the nation's novel coronavirus tally has reached 816,966.

In 8,008 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 291 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 15 people in 1,598 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.

Currently, there are 7,215 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 516 are admitted to various institutional isolation while 6,699 patients are placed in home isolation.

Of the active patients, 222 are admitted to the ICU and 67 are under treatment with the ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 348 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 798,274 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate is at 97.7 per cent.

The MoHP on Sunday added six fatalities to the nation's COVID-19 death toll, which has now reached 11,477.