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Two cases reported in Kapilvastu, Nepal’s COVID-19 tally hits 101


07 May 2020  

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KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population on Thursday stated that two new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Nepal taking the tally to 101.

In a statement, Joint Spokesperson at the Ministry, Dr. Samir Kumar Adhikari said that the newly-infected persons are 16 and 22 years old men from Kapilvastu-8.

Their swab samples were tested at the Teku-based National Public Health Laboratory.

According to Joint Spokesperson Adhikari, they are under the supervision of health workers and are in normal health conditions.

A total of 31 people are infected in Province 1, 30 in Province 2, seven in Bagmati Province, two in Gandaki Province, 26 in Province 5 and five in Far-Western Province. 22 patients have recovered after treatment.

A total of 14,509 samples have been tested through the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method so far. In the last 24 hours, only 404 samples have been tested across the country.

Similarly, 54,093 samples have been tested by the Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) method so far.

A total of 133 COVID-19 suspects have been isolated and 17,372 persons quarantined across the country.

Meanwhile, the Ministry has deployed a special team to collect samples from areas at risk based on the number of coronavirus infections found.

Spokesperson Bikash Devkota informed that teams have been mobilized to collect samples at the hotspots of Udayapur, Birgunj and Nepalgunj which are the most affected.

He informed that a team led by the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division including the Nepal Army has been sent to all three places.

According to him, the team will collect 500 samples from Udayapur and 1,000 samples each from Birgunj and Nepalgunj.

Publish Date : 07 May 2020 20:40 PM

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