One new case confirmed, Nepal’s COVID-19 count reaches 454

Khabarhub

May 21, 2020

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One new case confirmed, Nepal’s COVID-19 count reaches 454
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KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population has stated that one new coronavirus case has been confirmed in Nepal taking the tally to 454.

Joint Spokesperson Dr. Samir Kumar Adhikari said that a new case has been confirmed in Dang district.

A laboratory test conducted at the Rapti Institute of Health Sciences confirmed that a 37-year-old man from Ghorahi-3 of Dang district was infected.

He was in quarantine after returning from India.

Earlier this afternoon, Nepal’s COVID-19 tally had reached 453 with nine new cases.

Speaking at the regular press briefing Dr. Bikash Devkota had said that nine new persons, all men, are infected in Rupandehi and Jhapa districts.

He said that eight cases have been reported in Jhapa in men aged 17, 18, 18, 20, 20, 23, 52, 55 years. Similarly, a man aged 27 years is confirmed to be infected.

All of them are in normal health conditions, Dr. Devkota said.

Likewise, 3,413 sample tests were performed through the PCR method in the last 24 hours, he added.

Earlier, this morning, Nepal reported 17 new coronavirus cases.

Joint Spokesperson Dr. Adhikari had informed 16 of them are male and one is female.

According to him, 15 people from Kachankabal rural municipality, Jhapa aged 18, 18, , 319, 19, 22, 23, 23, 25, 26, 26, 28, 30 , 32, 37, 46 and one from Dhankuta aged 34 and one woman from Dharan Sub Metropolitan City, Sunsari aged 51 have tested positive for the pandemic virus.

The new cases were confirmed after their swabs results came out to be positive at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences and Provincial Public Health Laboratory, Biratnagar.

Meanwhile, eight COVID-19 patients have been discharged from Koshi Hospital, Biratnagar on Wednesday night after recovering from the virus.

Three COVID-19 patients of Bhulke Masjid and five patients of Udayapur Triyuga-3, Bhulke were discharged from the hospital after testing negative for the virus in three PCR tests.

Similarly, on Thursday, four COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment at the Teku-based Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (Teku Hospital) have recovered.

Hospital’s Director Dr. Sagar Rajbhandari said that four of the five patients undergoing treatment at the hospital have recovered.

According to Dr. Rajbhandari, they are being discharged after their two consecutive test reports came negative for coronavirus.

Three persons have died so far from COVID-19 and 49 recovered in Nepal.

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