Birgunj records highest single-day spike of 141 new COVID-19 cases

Published On: August 7, 2020 11:40 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

BIRGUNJ, Aug 7: Birgunj Metropolitan City witnessed 141 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

Of the fresh cases detected at Narayani HospitalCOVID-19 Laboratory, 21 are females and 120 are males including a policeman and 43 inmates of District Police Office, according to the medical superintendent of the hospital, Dr Madan Upadhyay. “Eight are from neighboring districts - four each from Bara and Parsa.”

Five Nepal Army personnel have also contracted the virus.

Even if the metropolitan city is under curfew orders, COVID-19 cases have spiked there at an alarming rate in recent days. Effective and immediate measures to curb the further transmission of COVID-19 is required, according to experts.


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