Nepal COVID-19 Update: 899 new cases, 1359 recoveries and 15 fatalities recorded on Saturday

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Health Ministry, in its regular press briefing, shared the latest updates on coronavirus contagion from across the country, and government’s response to the health crisis.

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Till date, 1,825,860 tests through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method have been carried out wherein 5,242 tests were performed in the last 24 hours.

At present, there are 519 people under quarantine in various facilities across the country. The number of active cases in Nepal is 11,673.

899 new cases of the coronavirus infection were registered today taking the national tally to 247,593.

As many as 1,359 persons earlier diagnosed with the disease have tested negative in the last 24 hours. With the recent addition, the national COVID-19 recovery tally has now reached 234,231.

Meanwhile, 15 more fatalities were confirmed by the Ministry today, with which the country’s COVID-19 death tally has now reached 1,689.

As of today, the country has witnessed 247,593 cases of the coronavirus infection while 234,231 people have recovered from the disease. Meanwhile, 1,689 COVID-19 fatalities have been confirmed.