With 17 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Saturday the nation's novel coronavirus tally has reached 999759.
According to Ministry of Health and Population, in 599 Real-Time Poly 17 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its regular update.
Likewise, in 741 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours 2 cases are detected positive.
Currently, there are 923 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation while 878 patients are placed in home isolation and 36 are admitted to hospitals. Out of them 9 are in ICU.
Meanwhile, 96 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 985806 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 12,018.