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A new COVID-19 case confirmed in Nepalgunj, tally reaches 102



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, May 8: A new COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Nepal today that takes the tally to 102.

A 16-year old male of Banke district has tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, said Dr. Bikash Devkota, spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population, at the daily press briefing held on Friday.

The swab of the infected male was tested at the Bheri hospital in Nepalgunj.

Of the total 102 confirmed COVID-19 caess in Nepal, 74 are male and 28 are female. 30 of the total infected have recovered while 72 are under treatment.

According to Dr. Devkota, a total of 135 people are in isolation, including those 72 confirmed infected who are under treatment at different hospitals accross the country.

15,492 PCR tests have been carried out so far while the number of RDT has been 54, 531.

1,859 PCR tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, according to the MoHP spokesperson.

Presently, 15,624 people are in the quarantine accross the country, according to MoHP spokesperson Dr. Devkota.

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