KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Nepal recorded 5,292 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday along with 8,191 recoveries and eight deaths, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).
As many as 16,088 swab samples (including RDT antigen data received from SMS & Email) were tested for COVID-19 on the day. Of them, 3,472 PCR and 1,820 antigen tests turned out to be positive for the deadly virus.
There are currently 79,610 active cases of COVID-19 across the country. Among them, 77,665 are in self-isolation, 1,607 in institutional isolation, 288 in ICUs, and 50 on ventilators. Similarly, 141 people are currently in quarantine facilities. So far, 11,743 people have died of the viral infection across the country.
Meanwhile, the Kathmandu Valley alone recorded 1,722 cases of the virus on Monday. Of them, 1,361 were recorded in Kathmandu, 90 in Bhaktapur, and 271 in Lalitpur districts.