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MoHP confirms 36 COVID-19 cases, tally hits 584



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, May 23: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) confirmed 36 more cases of COVID-19 today.

36 persons from Baitadi, Jhapa, Banke, Surkhet and Bardiya have been identified with COVID-19, said Dr Bikash Devkota, spokesperson of the ministry during the daily press briefing today afternoon.

Four men aged 20, 20, 22 and 27 of Shivanath Rural Municipality, Baitadi tested positive for the virus in Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test done at Seti Provincial Hospital.

Likewise, a 33-year old male quarantined at Dilliraj Secondary School in Jhapa tested COVID-19 positive in test conducted at Koshi Hospital.

Six persons aged 17 to 32 of Narainapur Madarsa, 15 persons aged 16 to 32 of Narainapur-3 and six persons aged 22 to 50 of Narainapur-1, Banke were identified with COVID-19 infection in swab test done at Rapti Health Science Academy.

Furthermore, a 19-year old male of Badaiyatal-7, Bardiya and three persons; a female and two male of Surkhet also tested COVID-19 positive.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 584, including three death cases and 70 cases of recovery.

The remaining patients, 511, are receiving treatment at various hospitals in the country.

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