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COVID-19 Update:

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has confirmed 360 new cases of COVID-19 today.

In 6,622 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests performed in the last 24 hours, as many as 360 persons were found with the virus infection, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

The new cases were detected in districts such as Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Ilam, Dhanusa, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Siraha, Parsa, Rautahat, Bajura, Gorkha, Kathmandu, Kapilvastu, Bhaktapur, Bhojpur, Dolakha, Kavre, Lalitpur, Chitwan, Bara, Makwanpur, Rupandehi, Nuwakot, Ramechhap, Gulmi, Kanchanpur, Udayapur, Dang, Gorkha, Kaski, Parbat, Pyuthan, Dailekh, Surkhet, Jumla, Mugu, Baitadi, Doti, Achcham, Bajhang and Kailali.

Meanwhile, 233 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment at various health facilities across the nation were discharged in the last 24 hours after recovering from the virus infection. The recovery rate now stands at 70.57 per cent.

Currently, there are 6,296 active cases of COVID-19 and 9,470 people, mostly those who have returned from abroad, are in quarantine.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 21,750 including 15,389 cases of recovery and 65 death cases.

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