August 29, 2020 12:55 PM NPT
BUTWAL, Aug 29: The total number of COVID-19 cases in Province 5 has reached 6,101. Of them, 1,297 are active cases, according to the province’s Ministry of Social Development.
On Friday, 72 new cases of Coronavirus were reported, including 39 males and 33 females. The highest were from Rupandehi (52), followed by 15 in Banke, three in Rolpa and one each in Kapilvastu and Nawalparasi West, according to information officer at the ministry, Dr Pushpa Raj Poudel.
So far, 4,703 infected persons have recovered from the virus, while 27 have succumbed to it. At the Corona special hospital, 104 are undergoing treatment with 16 in ICU and two with the help of ventilator support. Another 20 are admitted at the Butwal Corona Hospital, 17 in Bhim Hospital, Bhairahawa, 31 in Sushil Koirala Hospital, Banke and 36 in Beljhundi Dang Hospital.
As of Friday, 1,476 are in quarantine. So far, 97,591 PCR tests have been conducted.