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With nine new cases, Nepal’s COVID-19 tally hits 267


15 May 2020  

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KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population confirmed nine new coronavirus cases in Nepal taking the tally to 267.

Issuing a statement on Friday evening, Joint Spokesperson Dr. Samir Kumar Adhikari said that new cases have been reported in Parsa, Udayapur, Dang and Kathmandu districts.

Tests at the Teku-based National Public Health Laboratory, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan and Bheri Hospital confirmed that nine people were infected with the coronavirus.

According to the Ministry of Health, the newly-infected are a nine-year-old boy, a 10-year-old boy, a 23-year-old woman and a 47-year-old woman of Birgunj in Parsa, a 25-year-old man from Triyuga Municipality Udayapur, men aged 23, 36 and 34 years from Dang and a seven-year-old boy from Satungal, Kathmandu.

On Friday morning, the tally had climbed to 258 after the country recorded nine more confirmed cases.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population, the newly infected are all men aged 37, 18, 20, 22, 25, 25, 27, 32 and 36.

One among those infected (37-year-old) with the novel virus is from Makwanpur while the rest are from Banke, Nainapur-1, 3 and 5 wards. Their swabs were tested at National Public Health Laboratory, Kathmandu and Bheri Hospital, Nepalgunj.

Their health condition is normal, according to Dr Adhikari.

Meanwhile, a 25-year-old youth undergoing treatment in Koshi Hospital has been discharged after recovery.

According to Dr. Bikash Devkota, the spokesperson at the Ministry of Health, the 25-year-old has returned home after 27 days in the hospital.

With him, the number of people discharged after recovery has reached 36.

The spokesperson said that 23,924 cases have been tested through the PCR method till date.

“A total of 1,250 samples have been tested in the last 24 hours,” he added.

According to him, the number of PCR tests surpassed RDT tests in the last 24 hours. There had been 708 samples tested through the RDT method in the last 24 hours. In the meantime, 63,085 samples have been tested through the RDT method so far.

According to Dr. Devkota, there are 15,683 people in quarantine, whereas there are 267 people in isolation set up in various hospitals all over the country.

Publish Date : 15 May 2020 20:26 PM

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