KATHMANDU: Nepal has reported 740 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours in the highest single-day spike.
The Ministry of Health and Population stated that with the addition of the cases, Nepal’s tally has reached 15,259 as of Friday afternoon.
Among the newly-infected, 606 are males and 134 females said Spokesperson Dr. Jageshwor Gautam speaking at a regular press briefing this afternoon.
According to Dr. Gautam, coronavirus tests were conducted on 858 people at the National Public Health Laboratory in Kathmandu and 166 people tested positive.
Similarly, out of 262 samples tested at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, 19 tested positive for coronavirus and 17 people tested positive in tests at Koshi Hospital, Biratnagar.
Out of 212 samples tested at the Provincial Public Health Laboratory in Biratnagar, two samples came positive and 32 people tested positive in tests at Gajendra Narayan Singh Hospital.
Similarly, 22 tested positive at the Provincial Public Health Laboratory in Janakpur, one at Narayani Hospital and 21 at Bharatpur Hospital.
A total of 29 samples tested positive in Hetauda lab and two positive cases were reported in the test at Pokhara Institute of Health Sciences.
Likewise, samples of 317 people tested in the laboratory of the Provincial Tuberculosis Center and 13 tested positive, while testing samples of 99 people at the Provincial Public Health Laboratory, Rupandehi, one sample tested positive.
Similarly, 350 samples were tested at the laboratory of Bheri Hospital, Nepalgunj and 28 tested positive, while 33 samples were tested at Rapti Institute of Health Sciences and eight tested positive.
Likewise, one sample has been tested at Karnali Institute of Health Sciences, Jumla and the test result has been positive.
According to Dr. Gautam, out of 114 samples tested at the Dailekh laboratory, 10 tested positive and 65 people tested positive at Seti Provincial Hospital.
Meanwhile, 823 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from different hospitals in the last 24 hours after recovering from the virus. With this, 6,143 have been discharged across the country so far.
In the last 24 hours, 4,483 samples have been tested through PCR, said Spokesperson Dr. Gautam.
At present, 9,084 people are in isolation and 35,472 are in quarantines across the country.
Nepal has not reported any new death in the past 24 hours. Nepal’s death toll stands at 32.