BIRATNAGAR: The Ministry of Social Development has stated that 218 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Province 1.
According to the Biratnagar-based ministry, PCR tests were conducted on 833 people in the province on Thursday. The ministry confirmed that 99 women and 119 men have tested positive.
A total of 86 people have been infected in Morang, 54 in Sunsari, 44 in Jhapa, 11 in Panchthar, four in Sankhuwasabha, three in Ilam, two in Udayapur, one in Dhankuta and Bhojpur, and 12 outside the province.
A total of 560 infected people have been discharged in the last 24 hours in the state, according to the ministry. So far, 19,787 people have recovered.
Similarly, the number of deaths due to infections in the province has reached 302. Eight people, including seven in Sunsari and one in Taplejung succumbed to the pandemic on Thursday.
Among them are two women and six men, according to the ministry.