NEWS

According to the Ministry of Health and Population, the number of corona cases in Nepal has reached 603. The ministry said 19 more people had confirmed corona infection on Sunday afternoon.

At a regular media briefing organized by the ministry, spokesperson Dr Vikas Devkota said that 1 person from Jhapa, 1 from Bara, 3 from Parsa, 1 from Rautahat, 1 from Sarlahi, 3 from Rupandehi and 1 from Kathmandu were infected. Similarly, one person from Nuwakot, three from Rupandehi, three from Kapilvastu and one from Gulmi have been infected. So far, the corona infection has spread to 42 districts, with the first outbreak in Nuwakot on Sunday.

According to the ministry, 90,026 samples have been tested using RDT method in Nepal till Sunday. So far 48,815 tests have been done using PCR method. Of those confirmed infected so far, one has died in Sindhupalchowk, one in Banke and one in Gulmi.