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KATHMANDU, May 28: Nepal reported record 156 infections in the past 24 hours on Thursday as the total coronavirus cases climbed to 1042.
This is the third consecutive day Nepal’s virus cases has hit record spike. Nepal has recorded 114 cases on Wednesday and 90 cases on Tuesday.
Spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population Bikas Devkota, during a regular press briefing, said that 29 people from Dhanusha, 25 people from Jhapa, 20 form Rautahat, 17 from Mahottari, 14 from Saptari, 13 from Surkhet, eight from Dailekh, seven from Sarlahi, six from Siraha, three each from Syangja and Bardiya, two each from Dolakha, Jhapa and Kailali and one each from Darchula, Nawalpur, Solukhumbhu, Bajhang, Makwanpur and Banke have tested positive for the virus during the tests conducted at various laboratories.
Two males (aged 32, 47) from Saptari have tested positive at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan; 25 males (aged 16-42) from Jhapa have tested positive at Koshi Hospital; and a 19-year-old male from Nawalpur district have tested positive at Bharatpur Hospital, according to Devkota.
Likewise, 77 have tested positive at the National Public Health Laboratory. Of them, 29 people (that include a 4-year-old girl, an 8-year-old boy, two females and 25 males (aged 14-70) are from Dhanusha district; 16 males (aged 15-45) and a 45-year-old female are from Mahottari district; three males (aged 12-30) are from Rautahat district; 12 males (aged 18-42) are from Saptari district; seven males (aged 17-31) are from Sarlahi district; six males (aged 14-40) are from Siraha district; two males (aged 19,20) are from Dolakha district; and a 26-year-old male is from Solukhumbhu district, he shared.
Similarly, at Surkhet Provincial lab, 23 have tested positive for the virus. A-55-year-old male from Bajhang; 13 people from Surkhet (that include two under five girls, four females (aged 22-39) and seven males aged (11-37); and a 20-year-old female and seven males (aged 17-40) from Dailekh have tested positive in Surkhet lab, Devkota informed.
Likewise, two males (aged 22, 26) and a 39-year-old female from Syangja have tested positive at the Gandaki Provincial Hospital; a -25-year-old male from Darchula, two males (aged 25, 30) from Kailali have tested positive at Seti Hospital; a 50-year-old male from Makwanpur have tested positive at Viral Disease Research and Training Center in Hetauda; three males (aged 29-34) and a 28-year-old male from Banke have tested positive at Bheri Hospital; and 17 males (aged 8-40) from Rautahat have tested positive at Dhulikhel Hospital.
-51 DISTRICTS AFFECTED-
Solukhumbhu, Dolakha, Bajhanga and Darchula became the latest districts to report the infections, as the virus has now spread across 51 districts.
Province 2 is the worst-hit state with 415 cases. The virus has affected all its eight districts. Province 5 is the second-worst state with 369 cases in nine districts.
In Province 1, the virus has now spread to eight districts after Solukhumbhu recorded its first infection. The state has reported 129 cases.
Dolakha also recorded its first infection today as the total districts to be affected by the virus in Bagmati has reached 12. The state has 44 cases so far.
In Sudurpaschim, which has now 21 cases in seven districts, Bajhang and Darchula became the latest districts to report infections.
Karnali has 47 cases in three districts and Gandaki has 17 infections in four districts.
A total of 187 patients have recovered so far. 144 are males and 43 are females.
The ministry also confirmed the country’s fifth death today.
A 56-year-old male COVID-19 patient from Lalitpur Metropolitan-22 had passed away on Wednesday.
“He was admitted to the ICU ward at the Gwarkho-based hospital on May 24. He was also suffering from liver disease,” said Devkota.