Nepal’s coronavirus tally jumps to 1,798 with highest-single day spike

KATHMANDU, 1 June : Nepal has reported 226 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

With this, the national tally stands at1,798, the Ministry of Health and Population stated on Monday. It is the highest number of cases the country has witnessed in a single day so far. Among the infected, 213 are male and 13 female, according to Dr. Bikash Devkota, Spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population.

Two fresh cases have been reported in Jhapa, three in Nawalparasi (Susta East), 41 from Dailekh, 19 from Jumla, 10 from Salyan, five from Surkhet, 40 from Kapilvastu, 18 from Rautahat, five from Banke, nine from Dang, seven from Dhanusha, two from Mahottari, one from Makwanpur, 38 from Sarlahi, five from Siraha, one from Udayapur, one from Achham, 14 from Kailali, one from Baitadi, one from Doti and one in Kanchapur.

Similarly, one person has discharged today after recovery taking the tally to 221. Among them, 178 are males and 48 females. Likewise, 1,569 are in isolation across the country, he said.

A total of 138 people are in isolation in Province 1, 589 in Province 2, 15 in Bagmati Province, 23 in Gandaki Province, 570 in Province 5, 197 in Karnali Province and 37 in Sudurpaschim Province. According to the Ministry of Health, 71,903 tests have been carried out using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR0 method so far. Out of this, 2,310 samples were tested through the PCR method in the last 24 hours.

A total of 113,757 people have been quarantined across the country currently. Spokesperson Dr. Devkota said that 3,977 people in Province1, 21,932 in Province 2, 2,654 in Bagmati Province, 3,937 in Gandaki Province, 38,230 in Province 5, 22,474 in Karnali Province and 40,771 in Sudurpaschim Province have been quarantined.

COVID-19 has spread to 59 out of 77 districts so far, Spokesperson Dr. Devkota said. Nepal has reported eight COVID-19 deaths so far.

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