Kathmandu, July 26 (PTI) Nepal registered 130 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 18,613, the health ministry said on Sunday.
The Himalayan nation's coronavirus death toll stands at 45.
The new infections were confirmed after examining 3,300 specimens through Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests in the last 24 hours, said Dr Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson for the ministry.
In total, 3,42,457 PCR tests have been conducted in Nepal.
The COVID-19 recovery rate is 70.5 per cent, with 13,128 patients recovering from the disease. There are 5,440 active cases, the ministry said. PTI SBP IND