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Nepal reports four new COVID-19 cases; tally reaches 58


29 April 2020  

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KATHMANDU: Nepal has confirmed four more new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the total to 58.

According to National Public Health Laboratory, Teku, two persons from Bara and two from Parsa have tested positive for the novel virus.

Four 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.

The swab sample tests of the four persons conducted at Kathmandu-based National Public Health Laboratory came positive.

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 58 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.

Publish Date : 29 April 2020 15:42 PM

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