Nepal: Total number of COVID-19 cases surges to 258 as 9 more test positive

Nepal: Total number of COVID-19 cases surges to 258 as 9 more test positive

KATHMANDU | MAY 15, 2020:

In Nepal, the number of COVID-19 cases has jumped to 258 as 9 more persons tested positive, the Ministry of Health and Population confirmed.

As per the release, one new case was reported from Makwanpur while eight others hails from Narainapur Rural Municipality of Banke District.

Deputy Spokesperson at Ministry of Health Dr. Samirkumar Adhikari said, their swab samples were tested through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method at National Public Health Laboratory, Kathmandu and Bheri Hospital, Nepalgunj. Their condition is normal and are in contact with the doctors and medical personnel.

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Nepal's Parsa district till date has recorded 85 cases of SARSCoV-2 while Kapilvastu has 39, Banke 33, Udaypur 32, Rupandehi 28, Kathmandu 8, Kailali 4 cases. Rautahat, Bara and Dhanusha District have 3 cases each while Baglung, Chitwan, Jhapa, Sarlahi, Mahottari and Bhaktapur reported 2 cases each.

Other districts Bhojpur, Saptari, Bardiya, Kanchanpur, Nawalparasi-East, Nawalparasi-West, Makwanpur and Saptari has recorded one case each.

Nepal by Friday morning has tested 22,673 samples using Polymerase Chain Reaction while 62,327 tests has been conducted using Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT). With zero mortalities, number of successful recoveries in the Himalayan Nation stands at 36.

Source: ANI

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