With 426 new cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed on Friday Nepal's COVID-19 tally has spiked to 261,019.
Professor Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of Ministry of Health and Population said that in 5225Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done across the nation in the last 24 hours, as many as 426 were found with the novel coronavirus infection.
He said that 748 persons got over COVID-19 in the last 24 hours and total recovery is 253107 the recovery rate is 96.97 percent.
As many as 8 people have succumbed to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours and with this, the national COVID-19 related death tally has reached 1864. There are 6048 are active cases in the country.