Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reached 109 on Saturday after seven new cases were confirmed.

“Swab samples of three women—aged 18, 45 and 60—of Bhulke in Udayapur, three men of Kapilvastu, two 18-year-olds and one17, and a 65-year-old man from Parsa came out positive,” said the ministry.

After a sudden surge of Covid-19 cases in Bhulke of Udayapur, authorities had expanded testing in the region.

Dr Sangita Mishra, medical superintendent of Koshi Hospital, said swab samples of 334 were taken from Bhulke.