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‘Hotspot’ Udayapur reports new COVID-19 case, Nepal’s tally reaches 110

NA teams deployed in risk zones to collect over 5,000 samples

09 May 2020  

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KATHMANDU: The number of coronavirus infection cases has climbed to 110 in Nepal as one new case was reported on Saturday night.

According to the Office of Chief Minister and Council of Ministers of Province 1, coronavirus has been confirmed in a woman in Bhulke, Udayapur.

With the fresh case, the number of coronavirus infections in Province 1 has reached 35. A total of 14 people have recovered.

The infected woman has been confirmed as a 43-year-old woman, according to Koshi Hospital, Biratnagar. A test conducted in a laboratory in Biratnagar showed that the woman’s sample positive for coronavirus.

A total of 31 people have been already discharged across the country following successful treatment.

Earlier this morning, Nepal had reported seven new cases. Three women aged 18, 45, and 65 of Udayapur, Bhulke, men aged 17, 18, 18 of Kapilvastu and 62 of Parsa, Chhapkaiya were diagnosed with the novel virus.

Their swabs samples were tested at Koshi Zonal Hospital in Biratnagar and National Public Health Laboratory, Teku, according to the Health Ministry.

Meanwhile, the Nepal Army has mobilized health teams to different Provinces with over 5,000 test-kits to collect the nasal and throat swabs of the suspected ones.

The health teams equipped with necessary medical appliances have been sent to Province-1, Province-2, Gandaki Province and Province-5 on Friday. The COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre at Nepal Army’s Chhauni Barrack coordinated for it.

The team comprises trained persons from Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and the one from the Ministry of Health.

The swabs would be collected from Udayapur, Bara, Parsa, Rautahat, Nawalparasi Purba, Nawalparasi Paschim, Arghakhanchi, Rupandehi, Gulmi, Kapilvastu, Pyuthan, Dang, Banke and Bardiya, the places at high risk of COVID-19.

So far 110 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the country, many of them belonging to these districts.

The team will collect the swab by May 10 and will send it to the lab for the test, according to the Ministry.

Publish Date : 09 May 2020 20:47 PM

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