189 more test positive for virus, Nepal’s total cases surge past 1400

coronavirus pandemic in Nepal

KATHMANDU, May 30: The Ministry of Health and Population has confirmed 189 more infections on Saturday as Nepal’s COVID-19 cases climbed to 1401.

According to the Spokesperson at the Ministry, Bikas Devkota, of the total 189 cases found today, over 100 infections are from Kapilvastu district alone. With 109 cases confirmed in the last 24 hours alone, the Kapilvastu is the new hotspot in the country and in Province 5 with 269 cases. Banke remains the second most affected district with 181 cases. No new infection was reported in Banke today. Five new cases were also found in Dang today as the number of cases in Province 5 has now reached 547. The virus has spread to nine districts in the province.

Province 2 is the other state with most cases. All the eight districts in Province 2 reported infections today, as the total cases in the state have now reached 547, the same number as Province 5. According to Devkota, 17 new cases were found in Sarlahi, 11 in Siraha, nine in Saptari, seven in Dhanusha, six in Rautahat, four in Mohattari, two in Parsa and one in Bara. Rautahat is the hotspot in the province as the cases in the district alone has now reached 184. Parsa has a total of 102 cases, followed by Sarlahi with 64 cases Bara with 53 cases (including one death), Dhanusha with 51 cases, Saptari has 42 cases, Mohattari has 26 cases and Siraha has 25 cases.

Jhapa also added one more infection today taking the total number of infections in the district to 158. It is the worst affected district in Province 1, which has now a total of 160 cases. Sankhuwasabha became the latest district in the province and the country to get the virus today.

Likewise, 14 more infections were confirmed from Dailekh today. The district in Karnali province now has a total of 30 cases. Karnali has 61 cases altogether in three districts.

The cases in Bagmati has now reached 45 after one more infection was found in Lalitpur. The virus has affected 12 districts of the province.

Sudurpaschim has 21 cases in seven districts, Gandaki has 20 cases in five districts.

National Public Health Laboratory, Kathmandu -124 positive cases
Dhanusha: seven males, aged 20-42

Jhapa: 1 male, 45-year-old

Kapilvastu: 77 males, aged between 16-60

Lalitpur: one female, 23-year-old

Mohattari: four males, aged between 25-55

Rautahat: six males, aged between 18-45

Sarlahi: 17 males, aged between 16-40

Siraha: 11 males, aged between 17-40

Provincial Public Health Laboratory, Rupandehi—26 positive cases

Kapilvastu: 29 males, aged between 15-50

BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan—9 positive cases

Saptari: one female and eight males, aged between 18-28

Rapti Health Science Academy, Dang—eight positive cases

Kapilvastu: three males, aged between 26-52

Dang: four males, aged between 27-38 and a 28-year-old female

Narayani Hospital Birgunj–3 positive cases

Bara: one male, 24-year-old

Parsa: one male, 18-year-old and one female 60-year-old

Karnali Health Science Academy–14 positive cases

Dailekh: 14 males, aged between 11-50

Koshi Hospital Biratnagar–two positive

Sankhuwasabha: two males, aged 22, 23