Kathmandu, July 7: The Ministry of Health and Population has confirmed 204 new cases of COVID-19 today.

As many as 204 persons were found with SARS-CoV-2 infection out of 6,133 Polymerase Chain Reactions (PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, informed Dr Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

The new cases were detected in Jhapa, Sunsari, Morang, Saptari, Dhanusa, Mahottari, Achham, Baitadi, Doti, Gorkha, Sindhuli, Kathmandu, Dhading, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Makwanpur, Bajura, Lamjung, Nuwakot, Parsa, Ramechhap, Sarlahi, Rukum(West), Tanahun, Baglung, Argakhanchi, Nawalparasi, Palpa, Dang, Rukum (East), Bardiya, Salyan, Surkhet, Sindhupalchowk and Dadeldhura.

Currently, there are 8,634 active cases of COVID-19 nationwide. 688 COVID-19 patients receiving treatment at various health facilities across the country were discharged in the last 24 hours after recovering from the virus infection.

46.4 per cent of the total COVID-19 patients have recovered until now.

With this, the national COVID-19 caseload has reached 16,168 including 7,499 cases of recovery and 35 death cases.

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