So far, Nepal has reported 9,026 COVID-19 positive cases and 23 death cases. Currently, 7,231 patients are undergoing treatment, while 1,772 patients have recovered successfully.
Meanwhile, the global coronavirus positive cases have crossed nine million-mark, with more than 130,000 new cases on Sunday. Currently, the global COVID-19 infections stand at 9,051,398, while the death tally reached 470,795.
At present, there are 3,738,668 active cases and 4,841,935 recovery cases.
A total of 421 new coronavirus infection cases in the last 24 hours pushed Nepal’s tally over 9,000-mark to reach 9,026.
The country’s COVID-19 death toll climbed to 23 on Sunday after the death of a 69-year-old COVID-19 patient from Chhatrakot-5 of Gulmi.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), the sexagenarian recently went to India for paralysis treatment. He was kept in quarantine since June 7 after his return.
Meanwhile, 194 patients were discharged on Sunday, taking the total recoveries in the country to 1,772.
With the sudden rise in coronavirus cases, the Nepali Government has expanded the scope of COVID-19 testing in recent days. Around 6,008 suspects were tested for coronavirus in the last 24 hours through the PCR method.
So far, the government has conducted 1, 75,173 tests through the PCR method and 2, 62,174 tests through the RDT method.
The local authorities of Gulmi Durbar Rural Municipality sealed off three villages Rote Pani, Ukhap and Ripaha, after a 21-year-old postpartum woman tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday.
According to Narayan Aryal, the Health Coordinator of Gulmi Durbar Rural Municipality, the woman’s husband had returned home from India on May 24 and was sent home after he tested negative in the RDT.
However, his wife tested positive in the RDT method and was confirmed for the same in the PCR test carried out in Bhairahawa based laboratory.
So far, Gulmi has reported 174 COVID-19 cases and three death cases.
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