17 more test positive as Nepal COVID-19 cases climb to 99


KATHMANDU, May 6: Nepal’s coronavirus cases surged to 99 on Wednesday after 17 more people were tested positive.

According to Health and Population Ministry Spokesperson Bikas Devkota, 10 males and 7 females, including a two-year-old baby, from Birgunj have tested positive for the virus.

Devkota furthered shared that three coronavirus patients, who were discharged from the hospital after recovery, have tested positive again.

“A 58-year-old male from Sun City Apartment in Kathmandu, who was discharged from Patan Hospital on April 23, has tested positive for the virus again”, Devkota said adding, “he was readmitted to Patan Hospital on Tuesday evening.”

“Likewise, a 19-year-old male from Rautahat and a 44-year-old male from Parsa district, who were discharged from the hospital on April 26, have also tested positive again,” he added. “They both are receiving treatment at Narayani Hospital in Birgunj.”

Till Wednesday afternoon, a total of 14,096 tests have been carried out through the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method whereas 52,970 have been tested through the Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) method.  Altogether 931 tests were held in the past 24 hours.

18,734 are in quarantine and 136 in isolation in various parts of the country.