Covid-19: Nepal escalates to 886 confirmed and 4 deaths
More than 886 people in Nepal have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 4 have died, according to MoHP. Lately, 114 new cases of COVID-19 was confirmed in Nepal.
This is the first time more than 100 cases were reported in a single day.
The ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan city, Hubei, China in December 2019.
The first case of the COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed in Nepal on 23 January 2020 (Magh 9, 2076) when a 31-year-old student had returned to Kathmandu from Wuhan on January 9. It was also the first recorded case of COVID-19 in South Asia. The second case was confirmed on 23 March 2020 in Kathmandu. Also, the first death occurred on 14 May. As of 27 May 2020, Nepal has confirmed 886 cases of COVID-19 disease, with four deaths and 183 recoveries.
Total cases by administrative districts
Total deaths by administrative districts
According to the Health Ministry, the virus has now spread to 46 districts. 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.
“Samples of 114 individuals from 11 districts tested positive for the coronavirus infection,” said Dr. Bikas Devkota, spokesperson for the Health Ministry, at a regular press briefing on Wednesday.
“Samples of 35 individuals from Rautahat, 17 from Jhapa, 16 from Banke, 15 from Dang, 12 from Saptari, eight from Bara, six from Baglung, three from Rukum (East) and one each from Makwanpur and Siraha tested positive for the virus,” said Devkota.
Meanwhile, 183 patients from across the country have recovered, said Devkota.
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