Nepal’s Covid-19 tally crosses 400 after the confirmation of 27 new cases

Twenty four men and three women from 13 districts tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, according to the Health Ministry.

Nepal’s Covid-19 tally climbed to 402 on Tuesday after the confirmation of 27 new cases of the coronavirus.

“Samples of nine individuals from Jhapa, four from Kapilvastu, three from Kathmandu, two from Sarlahi, and one each from Morang, Sunsari, Sarlahi, Bhaktapur, Makwanpur, Ramechhap, Lalitpur, Sindhuli, Lamjung, and Nawalparasi (East) tested positive for the virus,” said Dr Bikas Devkota, spokesperson for the Health Ministry, at a regular press briefing. “All individuals are between 17 to 42 years.”

Out of 27, 24 are men and three are women, according to Devkota.

Nepal had reported 80 new cases on Monday among which 59 cases were identified in Banke alone, the highest for one district in a single day. The virus now has spread to 38 districts in the country.

The country has reported two Covid-19 deaths so far.

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

The government has anticipated an exponential rise in Covid-19 cases throughout the country—1,000 within a week and around 2,000 in 10 days.

Banke has so far reported 93 cases, the highest in the country. The number of cases in Parsa district is 91. Forty-six cases have been reported in Kapilvastu and 33 in Udayapur, along with 28 cases in Rupandehi.

Rautahat has now reported 22 cases, Jhapa 12 cases while Kathmandu has reported 10. Nine cases have been reported in Dhanusa.

Sarlahi has reported five cases while Kailali, Morang, Dang and Bara have reported four cases each, with three cases each from Chitwan, Bhaktapur, Dhading and Mahottari. Baglung, Sunsari, Makwanpur, Bardiya and Nawalparasi (East) have reported two cases each.

Similarly, Khotang, Dailekh, Ramechhap, Lalitpur, Sindhuli, Lamjung, Gulmi, Dhankuta, Bhojpur, Saptari, Siraha, Kanchanpur, Nawalparasi (West), Kavre and Sindhupalchok have reported one Covid-19 case each.

According to the Health Ministry, 37 patients have been discharged after recovery. However, three patients have been readmitted into isolation after they ret


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