Nepal records highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases with 156 new infections today, national tally climbs to 1042

Published On: May 28, 2020 04:50 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 28: Nepal has recorded highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases with 156 new infections on Thursday. With this, the number of COVID-19 cases in the country has reached 1042.

Of the infected persons, 940 are males and 102 females, the ministry spokesperson, Bikash Devkota said at a media briefing this afternoon.

Devkota said that Koshi Hospital, Biratnagar, has reported 25 new COVID-19 cases (all patients are from Jhapa) and BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences has two new COVID-19 cases.

National Public Health Laboratory has reported 77 new COVID-19 cases. Of the 77 COVID-19 patients, 29 are from Dhanusa, 17 from Mahottari, 3 from Rautahat, 12 from Saptari, 7 from Sarlahi, six from Siraha, two from Dolakha and one from Solukhumbu.

During a test conducted at Bharatpur Hospital, one person from Nawalpur tested positive for COVID-19.

Likewise, a lab in Surkhet has witnessed 23 new COVID-19 cases today. Of the 23 infected persons, 13 are from Surkhet, one from Bajhang, eight from Dailekh and another female.

Three persons from Syanja tested positive for coronavirus at Gandaki Province Lab in Pokhara.

During COVID-19 tests carried out at Seti Hospital Lab, one person from Darchula and two persons from Kailali tested positive for coronavirus.

During the COVID-19 test in Hetauda, one person tested positive for virus. Another three persons from Bardiya and one person from Nepalgunj tested positive for COVID-19 during their swab sample tests at Bheri Hospital.

Dhulikhel hospital witnessed 17 new COVID-19 cases today. All the 17 patients are from Rautahat district.

As of today, 187 COVID-19 patients have been discharged after recovery—in which—144 are males and 43 are females. On Wednesday, four COVID-19 patients from Parsa returned home after recovery from Narayani Hospital, Parsa.





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