KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population on Friday said that the country’s coronavirus tally has reached 22,214 after 464 people tested positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours.
Speaking at a regular press briefing this afternoon, Ministry’s Spokesperson Dr. Jageshwor Gautam the cases were confirmed in 7,926 tests at laboratories across the country.
According to Dr. Gautam, in the test conducted at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, one from Jhapa and one from Sunsari were found infected, 29 people from Morang tested positive at Koshi Hospital, Biratnagar and tests conducted at the Provincial Public Health Laboratory in Biratnagar have confirmed the infection in 35 people from Morang and one from Jhapa.
Similarly, 19 people from Saptari were tested positive at Gajendra Narayan Singh Hospital, Rajbiraj and tests at the Provincial Public Health Laboratory in Janakpur have confirmed the infection in 10 people from Dhanusha and three from Sarlahi.
Tests conducted at Narayani Hospital, Birgunj have confirmed coronavirus infection in four people from Bara, 134 people from Parsa and four people from Rautahat.
Similarly, tests conducted at the National Public Health Laboratory in Kathmandu have confirmed the infection in one person from Sindhupalchowk, three from Lalitpur, 14 from Kathmandu, eight from Nuwakot and six from Sarlahi.
Tests conducted at Shukraraj Tropical and Communicable Diseases Hospital have confirmed the infection in two persons from Bhaktapur, two from Bara, two from Kailali, 39 from Kathmandu, two from Sarlahi, three from Lalitpur, two from Parsa, one from Rautahat and two from Tanahun.
Test conducted at the Vector-Borne Disease Research and Training Center, Hetauda, found two people from Bara and four people from Makwanpur infected and tests conducted at Patan Hospital have confirmed the infection in five people from Kathmandu, one from Dhanusha, one from Bhaktapur, two from Lalitpur and one from Kaski.
Likewise, one person from Banke, four from Kathmandu, one from Bara and one from Bardiya were tested positive at Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, one from Kathmandu at TU Teaching Hospital and tests at Star Hospital has confirmed the infection in 11 people from Kathmandu, one from Lalitpur, one from Parsa and one from Sarlahi.
One from Lalitpur and two from Kathmandu tested positive at BIDH Lab, four people from Kathmandu at HAMS Hospital and a person from Bhaktapur, one from Kathmandu, one from Syangja and one from Parsa at Nepal Korea Friendship Municipality Hospital.
According to Dr. Gautam, two from Kaski tested positive at Pokhara Institute of Health Sciences and tests conducted at the Provincial Tuberculosis Center in Pokhara have confirmed the infection in one person from Nawalparasi East and eight people from Kaski.
Coronavirus has been confirmed in one person from Gulmi and two people from Nawalparasi at the Provincial Public Health Laboratory, Rupandehi.
Similarly, reports of 28 people from Banke and 14 from Bardiya came positive at Bheri Hospital, Nepalgunj and tests conducted at Surkhet Provincial Hospital have confirmed the infection in four people from Kalikot and one from Surkhet.
In the test conducted in Saurya Health Care, Kathmandu, 4 people from Kathmandu were found to have contracted coronavirus and tests conducted at Seti Provincial Hospital have confirmed coronavirus infection in one person from Achham, 17 from Kailali and one from Kanchanpur.
A total of 15,814 have recovered across the country so far after 425 discharged from hospital and isolation centers in the past 24 hours, he shared.
At present, 6,330 people are in isolation and 10,207 are in quarantines.
Nepal’s death toll stands at 70 after five new deaths reported, Spokesperson Dr. Gautam said.