Nine new Covid-19 cases take Nepal’s tally to 267

Sharada Khatri,

Kathmandu, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 267, after nine new cases were confirmed on Friday, in addition to nine more identified earlier in the day.

“Tests conducted at the National Public Health Laboratory in Kathmandu, Bheri Hospital in Nepalgunj, and BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan came back positive,” the Health Ministry said in a statement. “Four individuals, two men aged nine and ten, and two women aged 23 and 47, from Birgunj, Parsa; a 25-year-old man from Triyuga Municipality in Udayapur; three men aged 23, 34 and 36 from Dang; and a seven-year-old man from Satungal, Kathmandu tested positive for the virus.”

Dang district has now recorded its first case of Covid-19.

The health condition of all patients is normal and they are in contact with health officials, the ministry said.

Earlier on Friday, nine other cases had been detected in two districts—a 37-year-old man from Makwanpur and eight men from Banke.

With the authorities expediting testing, more cases are being reported from across the country.

Parsa district has so far reported the highest number of cases, with 89 active cases of the coronavirus. The number of cases in Kapilvastu has now reached 39. Thirty-three cases each have been reported in Banke and Udayapur, along with 28 cases in Rupandehi.

Nine Covid-19 cases have been detected in Kathmandu.

Kailali and Dhanusha have reported four cases each, with three cases each from Dang, Rautahat and Bara. Mahottari, Baglung, Chitwan, Jhapa, Bhaktapur have reported two cases each.

Bhojpur, Saptari, Sarlahi, Bardiya, Kanchanpur, Nawalparasi (West), Nawalparasi (East), Dhading and Makwanpur have reported one Covid-19 case each.


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