KATHMANDU: Nepal has confirmed three more new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the total to 57.
Speaking at the regular press briefing, Dr Bikash Devkota, Spokesperson at Ministry of Health and Population said that two persons from Bara and one from Parsa have tested positive for the novel virus.
Three persons – 43-year-old man of Jitpur Simara Municipality of Bara, 31-year-old man of Simraunagadh and 46-year-old man of Chhapkaiya of Birgunj-2 had returned home recently after attending a religious conference held in India.
They were found to be have been infected during a test at the Teku-based National Public Health Laboratory in Kathmandu.
Two people were diagnosed with Coronavirus in Birgunj on Sunday. One of them, who originally hails from Birgunj-16, had returned from India recently.
In the course of tracking down the people who came into contact with the India-returnee, 46-year-old man of Chhapkaiya had been kept in in a quarantine of Siddhartha Secondary School. He tested positive for the virus. Similarly, the person who was diagnosed with the COVID-19 in Bara had also come into contact with Jamatis.
Meanwhile, 16 out of the 57 persons receiving treatment for COVID-19 have returned home after recovery.
According to the Ministry, 41 people, who are currently undergoing treatment, are in good health condition.
The Ministry said 4,545 people in State-1, seven thousand 626 people in Bagmati State, four thousand 926 people in Gandaki State, three thousand 471 people in State-5, five thousand 228 people in Karnali State and 11 thousand 961 people in Sudur Paschim State have undergone testing as per the RDT method so far.
Likewise, 20,195 people are in quarantine while 106 people are kept in isolation across the country.
Among them, eight people are kept in isolation in the Kathmandu Valley and 98 others are in isolation in various districts.