KATHMANDU: A total of 1,039 people have been diagnosed positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population stated.
Nepal’s COVID-19 tally has reached 54,159 with the new cases, said Spokesperson at the Ministry, Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, at a regular COVID-19 update on Sunday afternoon.
He added that 9,165 samples were tested through the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method in laboratories across the country.
Currently,15,117 are undergoing treatment in isolation. A total of 7,730 are in institutional isolation and 7,387 in home isolation.
A total 6,536 have been quarantined, Spokesperson Dr. Gautam said.
Meanwhile, 1,173 COVID-19 patients were discharged from different hospitals and isolation centers.
So far, 38697 people have been discharged across the country after recovery. The recovery rate stands at 71.5 percent.
According to the Ministry, 9 people lost their lives from coronavirus in the last 24 hours. With the new deaths, Nepal’s coronavirus death toll stands at 345.