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BIRATNAGAR: With 10 fresh confirmed novel coronavirus patients, the State-1 has more than half of national confirmed cases in Nepal.
Earlier, some 13 pandemic patients were conformed in State 1.
The fresh cases have now increased to 22 which is around 56 percent of the national 42 confirmed patients.
The fresh 11 cases emerged from Triyuga Municipality-3 Bhulke of the Udayapur district.
Eight cases were tested positive at the microbiology laboratory of Dharan-based B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS).
According to Dr. Ashok Air, the deputy spokesperson of the BPKIHS, eight throat swab samples were brought to the hospital after Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) came positive.
Two cases were tested positive at Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital of Teku in Kathmandu.
The first conformed 12 positive cases of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test of the state was also from Bhulke.
Among the total 23 cases, 11 are Indians and rest of them are Nepali nationals.
According to the Corona Information Desk under the Office of The Chief Minister and the Council of Ministers of state-1, 3775 people have undergone COVID-19 tests.
Out of this, 678 were tested in PCR and remaining 3097 from RDT.
According to the Corona Information Desk, 982 are quarantined and 27 are in isolation in the state.
Likewise, as many as 4481 people are home-quarantined in all 14 districts of the state so far.