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30 new cases confirmed, Nepal’s COVID-19 count reaches 487

22 May 2020, Kathmandu

The Ministry of Health and Population has stated that 30 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Nepal on Friday morning taking the tally to 487.

In a statement, Joint Spokesperson Dr. Samir Kumar Adhikari said that new cases have been confirmed in Nawalparasi, Chitwan, Kapilvastu and Sarlahi districts.

The newly-infected are a 32-year-old man from Narainapur-3 of Banke, a 42-year-old woman from Khajura-3 and a 19-year-old man from Suddhodhan Rural Municipality in Kapilvastu. All of them are in normal health.

Joint Spokesperson Dr. Adhikari said that tests conducted at Bheri Hospital, Nepalgunj and Provincial Public Health Laboratory, Rupandehi have confirmed the coronavirus infection.

Earlier, a new case was confirmed in Dang district taking the tally to 454.

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 been discharged.

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 were 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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