Nepal reports record 114 infections as COVID-19 cases jump to 886

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KATHMANDU, May 27: Nepal on Wednesday reported record 114 infections in a single day as the total COVID-19 cases climbed to 886.

According to the Spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population Bikas Devkota, 11 have tested positive during a test conducted at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, 17 have tested positive at Koshi Zonal Hospital, eight have tested positive at Hetauda Viral Disease and Research Center, six have tested positive at Pokhara Provincial lab, 18 have tested positive at Rapti Academy of Health Science Dang, 16 have tested positive at Bheri Hospital and 38 have tested positive at National Public Health Laboratory.

Of the newly infected, 35 are from Rautahat district, 17 are from Jhapa, 16 are from Banke, 15 are from Dang, 11 are from Saptari, eight are from Bara, six are from Baglung, three are from Rukum East, two are from Siraha and one is from Hetauda.

“Eight males (aged between 18-56) from Bode Basain municipality, a 17-year-old female and a 29-year-old male from Balan Bihul rural municipality and a 29-year-old male from Surunga municipality of Saptari district have tested positive in BP Institute,” Devkota shared.

“Two males (aged 26, 41) from Gauradaha municipality, 15 males (aged 22-57) from Kachankawal rural municipality of Jhapa have tested positive in Koshi laboratory,” he added.

“A 25-year-old female from Makwanpur of Hetauda and seven males (aged 17-29) from Baudhimai municipality of Rautahat have tested positive in Hetauda.”

Likewise, four males (aged 21, 21, 27, 27) from Taman Khola rural municipality, two males (aged 19, 20) from Badigad rural municipality of Baglung have tested positive in Pokhara lab, according to him.

“Two males (aged 18, 23) and a female (aged 15) from Putha Uttarganga municipality of Rukum East, seven males (aged 24-42) from Gorahi, seven males and one female (aged 17-35) Lamahi municipality from Dang have tested positive in Rapti Academi,” he said.

“Two males (aged 21, 30) from Duduwa rural municipality, seven males (aged 19-40) from Rapti Sonari rural municipality and six males (aged 24-46) from Baijanath rural municipality and one male aged 29 from Khajura rural municipality of Banke have tested positive at Beri Hospital.”

Similarly, at national laboratory, a 39-year-old male from Siraha Siddicharan; a 35-year-old male from Rupani of Saptari who is currently residing in Siraha; six males (aged 22-40) and a female (aged 52) from Pachautara municipality of Bara, a 41-year-old male from Rautahat who is currently residing in Pachautara, Bara; seven males (aged 18-35) and a female aged 35 from Gaur and two males (aged 21, 35) from Dewahi Gonahi municipality, two males (aged 27, 36) from Katahariya municipality; and 16 more people (aged 17-50) of Rautahat district have tested positive.

Of the total infected 796 are males and 90 are females.

“All the patients are in quarantine,” said Devkota.

The virus has now spread across 47 districts after Rukum East became the latest district to report the infection. With this, the virus has affected nine districts of Province 5 with a total of 365 confirmed cases.

Province 2 is the second most affected state with 324 cases. All its eight districts have reported infection.

Province 1 is the third worst-hit state with 103 cases in seven districts. Bagmati has 39 cases in 11 districts, Karnai has 25 cases in three districts, Sudurpaschim has 17 cases in five districts and Gankdai has 13 infections in 4 districts.

Nepal has reported four deaths from the virus so far.