KATHMANDU: A total of 278 new cases of coronavirus have been reported as of Friday afternoon taking the tally to 2,912 Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population has said.
Speaking at a regular press briefing, Spokesperson Dr. Bikash Devkota said that among the newly-infected are 267 males and 11 females.
According to the Ministry of Health, 88,366 tests have been carried out using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method so far. Out of this, 4,232 samples were tested through the PCR method in the last 24 hours.
A total of 166,765 people have been quarantined across the country currently.
He said that 166 people are in isolation in Province 1, 871 in Province 2, 50 in Bagmati Province, 54 in Gandaki Province, 869 in Province 5, 475 in Karnali Province and 83 in Province Sudurpaschim Province.
So far, the number of recovery from COVID-19 in Nepal has reached 333 — 272 males and 61 females — according to Spokesperson Dr. Devkota.
Nepal has so far reported 11 COVID-19 deaths after an 18-year-boy who died in Surkhet on Thursday tested positive for the coronavirus, Spokesperson Dr. Devkota said. The youth of Panchapuri municipality-1 had died as soon as he returned home after spending time in quarantine.
Deaths so far:
A 29-year-old new mother from Ramche in Bahrabise municipality, Sindhupalchowk was the first person to die of coronavirus in the country on May 14.
Likewise, the second death was a 25-year old man died in quarantine in Banke on May 17.
A 70-year-old man died at National Medical College in Birgunj on May 17. He was the third and a 41-year-old man from Madane rural municipality of Gulmi died at the Crimson Hospital on May 21 was the fourth to die of COVID-19.
Similarly, a person died in India while returning to Nepal on May 23. He was the fifth one to die while an elderly man from Bungmati of Lalitpur district died on May 27 to become the sixth one die of COVID-19.
The seventh was a 35-year-old man from Dullu-11 of Dailekh who died in a quarantine center.
Similarly, the eighth victim became a two-year-old girl who breathed her last at an isolation ward of Bajura District Hospital.
The ninth was a male from Dolakha who died at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) on Wednesday while undergoing treatment.
The 10th death was a 45-year-old man from Palpa who died in the course of treatment in the Palpa Mission Hospital on June 2. The deceased was from Purba Khola Rural Municipality of Palpa.
The 11th death was of an 18-year-boy who died in Surkhet on Thursday. The youth of Panchapuri municipality-1 had died as soon as he returned home after spending time in quarantine.