KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Altogether 855 persons tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across the country in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) said on Tuesday afternoon.
During a regular media briefing, Jageshwar Gautam, the spokesperson for the MoHP said that 855 new cases were detected through 11,327 PCR tests conducted at various laboratories across the country.
"With fresh cases in the past 24 hours, Nepal's total number of coronavirus infections has reached 33,533," Gautam said.
Likewise, 313 COVID-19 patients were discharged after recovery from various isolation centers and health institutions across the country in the past 24 hours, the spokesperson said.
"As of today, 19,119 persons who earlier tested positive for the virus have been discharged after recovery," Spokesperson Gautam said.
The Kathmandu Valley alone reported 232 cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, which is the highest number of cases recorded on one day in the Valley so far.
According to Spokesperson Gautam, seven more people succumbed to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the country' COVID-19 death count to 164.