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COVID-19 update: 223 new infections, zero fatalities in 24 hours


Kathmandu, Dec. 3: With 223 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Friday, the nation's novel coronavirus tally has reached 822,172.

In 6,400 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 223 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 23 people in 1,436 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.

Currently, there are 6,921 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 342 are admitted to various institutional isolation while 6,579 patients are placed in home isolation.

Of the active patients, 107 are admitted to the ICU and 34 are under treatment with the ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 347 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 803,716 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate is at 97.7 per cent.

The MoHP on Friday added zero COVID-19 related fatalities to the nation's COVID-19 death toll, which has now reached 11,535.