KATHMANDU: Nepal has confirmed 1,246 new coronavirus positive cases in the last 24 hours.
Speaking at a regular press briefing on Thursday afternoon, Spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population Dr. Jageshwor Gautam said that Nepal’s COVID-19 tally has reached 50,465 with the new cases.
He added that 11,144 samples were tested through the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method in laboratories across the country.
Currently, 14,448 are undergoing treatment in isolation. A total of 8,010 are in institutional isolation and 6,438 in home isolation.
A total 5,806 of have been quarantined, Spokesperson Dr. Gautam said.
Meanwhile,1,818 COVID-19 patients were discharged from different hospitals and isolation centers.
So far, 35,700 people have been discharged across the country after recovery. The recovery rate stands at 99.1 percent.
According to the Ministry, 5 people lost their lives from coronavirus in the last 24 hours. With the new deaths, Nepal’s coronavirus death toll stands at 317.