5 September 2020, Kathmandu
The Ministry of Health and Population has recorded 1,359 new cases of coronavirus in the latest update.
With this, the number of total infections has reached 44,236 in the country.
A total of 13,638 persons underwent tests for the virus on Friday.
In the last 24 hours, 1,354 infected persons recovered. With this, the number of people recovering from the COVID-19 has reached 25,561.
Currently, there are 18,404 active cases of coronavirus, according to Ministry Spokesperson Dr. Jageshwor Gautam.
There are 10,942 infected persons staying in institutional isolation and 7,462 in home isolation. Similarly, 6,561 persons are in quarantine across the country.
At a regular press meeting, Dr. Gautam informed that 14 persons lost their lives to the virus in the last 24 hours. The death toll has reached 271 with the latest update.
Treatment is being provided to 151 infected persons in ICU and 26 with ventilator support, according to Spokesperson Dr. Gautam.