KATHMANDU, 13 JULY : Nepal has confirmed 144 new coronavirus positive cases in the past 24 hours.
Speaking at a regular press briefing on Monday afternoon, Spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population Dr. Jageshwor Gautam said that Nepal’s COVID-19 tally has reached 16,945 with the new cases.
He added that 5,856 samples were tested through the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method in 25 laboratories across the country.
Currently, 6,613 are undergoing treatment in isolation, while 23,470 have been quarantined, Spokesperson Dr. Gautam said.
Meanwhile, 1,705 COVID-19 patients were discharged from different hospitals and isolation centers.
So far, 10,294 people have been discharged across the country after recovery. The recovery rate now stands at 60.7 percent.
So far 38 persons have lost their lives due to the pandemic virus in Nepal.