226 more test positive as Nepal’s COVID-19 cases climb to 1798

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KATHMANDU, June 1: The Ministry of Health and Population confirmed 226 more infections on Monday as Nepal’s total COVID-19 climbed to 1798.

According to Spokesperson at the ministry, Bikas Devkota, 41 people from Dailekh, 40 from Kapilvastu, 38 from Sarlahi, 19 from Jumla, 18 from Rautahat, 14 from Kailali, 10 from Salyan, nine from Dang, seven each from Banke and Dhanusha, five each from Surkhet and Siraha, three from Nawalparasi East, two each from Jhapa and Mahottari and one each from Makwanpur, Udayapur, Baitadi, Doti, Aacham and Kanchanpur have tested positive at various laboratories. Of them, 213 are males and 13 are females.

This is the record single-day spike in Nepal’s cases after a slight fall on Sunday, when only 166 cases were confirmed. Earlier, 189 cases were confirmed on Saturday, 170 on Friday, 156 on Thursday, 183 on Wednesday and 114 on Tuesday.

Province 2 is the worst-hit state with 694 confirmed cases across all its eight districts, followed by Province 5 with 621 cases in 10 districts.

Doti became the latest district to report infection today as the virus has spread to all nine districts of Sudurpaschim province, with 45 infections. Karnali has 198 cases in five districts, Province 1 has 168 cases in nine districts, Bagmati has 46 cases in 12 districts and Gandaki has 26 cases in six districts.

Nepal has reported eight deaths so far.