KATHMANDU, Aug 16: With 641 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, Nepal's COVID-19 tally has reached 26,660.
At a regular media briefing, spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population Jageshwar Gautam said that 641 new cases of novel coronavirus disease were detected during 12,247 PCR tests conducted at various labs across the country in the past 24 hours.
Kathmandu Valley alone recorded 172 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
According to spokesperson Gautam, 134 COVID-19 patients were discharged after recovery in the past 24 hours. "With this, the country's COVID-19 recovery tally stands at 17, 335," he said.
Likewise, two more COVID-19 related deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, taking the country's coronavirus death toll to 104.