Nepal’s coronavirus tally stands at 516 with nine new cases

22 May 2020, Kathmandu

Total cases of coronavirus in Nepal have reached 516 with the addition of nine new cases on Friday evening, the Ministry of Health and Population stated.

In a statement, Joint Spokesperson Dr. Samir Kumar Adhikari said that new cases have been reported in Makwanpur, Bhaktapur, Saptari and Bara districts.

According to Joint Spokesperson Dr. Adhikari, a 54-year-old woman of Hetauda-3 in Makwanpur, a 42-year-old woman of Bhaktapur-9 in Bhaktapur and a 35-year-old man in Balan Bihul Rural Municipality of Saptari have been infected.

The statement added that men aged 22, 27, 30, 34, 38 and 45 of Simraungadh Municipality in Bara too have been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus.

Earlier in the afternoon, Nepal had reported 20 cases taking the tally to 507.

Speaking at a regular press briefing, Spokesperson Dr. Bikash Devkota had said new cases have been found in Banke, Baitadi, Dadeldhura and Morang and Kailali districts.

A total of 14 cases have been found in Banke, three in Kailali, one each in Baitadi, Dadeldhura and Morang, he had said.

Earlier in the morning, 30 new coronavirus cases were confirmed that took the tally to 487.

A total of 42,488 tests have been carried out through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method and 82,116 though Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) so far.

A total of 3,819 samples were tested in the last 24 hours through PCR.

As of Friday’s update, there are 27,829 people in quarantine. So far, there are 433 people in isolation across the country.

Three persons have died so far from COVID-19 and 70 recovered in Nepal.

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