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COVID-19 update: 298 new infections, 201 recoveries in 24 hours



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Kathmandu, Dec. 2: With 298 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Thursday, the nation's novel coronavirus tally has reached 821,949.

In 9,511 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 245 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 17 people in 1,892 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.

Currently, there are 7,045 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation of which, 330 are admitted to various institutional isolation while 6,715 patients are placed in home isolation.

Of the active patients, 110 are admitted to the ICU and 38 are under treatment with the ventilator facility.

Meanwhile, 201 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 803,369 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate is at 97.7 per cent.

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