Friday , 7th August 2020

With two new cases, Nepal’s COVID-19 tally hits 278

Kathmandu- The Ministry of Health and Population has confirmed two new coronavirus cases in Nepal taking the tally to 278.

Speaking a regular press meet on Saturday afternoon, Ministry’s Spokesperson Dr. Bikash Devkota said that a 52-year-old man from Mahottari and a 26-year-old man from Kavre have tested positive.

Out total coronavirus infected in Nepal, 224 are men and 54 are women and so far 36 have returned home after treatment.

Spokesperson Devkota said that the virus has been found in 26 districts so far.

Earlier today, issuing a statement on Saturday morning, Joint Spokesperson Dr. Samir Kumar Adhikari said that new cases had been reported in Kapilvastu district.

Among those infected are men aged 25,34, and 44

The new cases were confirmed after their swabs tested positive for Coronavirus at Provincial Public Health Laboratory, Butwal.  Their health condition is said to be normal.

Earlier, on Saturday morning, six new cases were reported. Among those infected are three women aged 18, 25 and 28 and three men aged 28, 29 and 30.

They are from Bardiya, Sarlahi, Siraha, and Chitwan. The new cases were confirmed after their swabs tested positive for Coronavirus at National Public Health Laboratory, Teku.