With 5 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Saturday the nation's novel coronavirus tally has reached 979,118.
According to Ministry of Health and Population, in 1919 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 5 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its regular update.
Likewise, in 850 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours 3 cases are detected positive.
Currently, there are 114 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation while 114 patients are placed in home isolation.
Meanwhile, 15 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in institutional isolation or staying in home isolation recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. Nepal has now recorded 967052 cases of recovery, and the recovery rate is at 98.8 per cent.
The MoHP on Saturday reported no COVID-19 related fatalities to the nation's COVID-19 death toll, which has now reached 11,952.