With 20 new cases coronavirus national tally reaches 507


Kathmandu, May 22: The Ministry of Health and Population has confirmed 20 new cases of coronavirus.

According to the Spokesperson of Ministry Dr. Bikas Devkota total cases of coronavirus in the country has reached 507 with 20 new cases detected this afternoon.

14 men from Banke, three from Kailali and one each from Dadeldhura, Morang and Baitadi tested coronavirus positive, informed Dr Devkota in the daily press briefing today.

Three men aged 19, 22 and 26 of Kailali, who were placed in quarantine at Saraswati Secondary School in Janaki Municipality and a 22-year old male of Shivanath-1, Baitadi tested positive for the virus in Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test done at Seti Provincial Hospital.

Similarly, 14 men belonging to age group from 18 to 61 of Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality and Narainapur, Banke tested coronavirus positive in PCR test done at Bheri Hospital.

A 28-year old male of Parsuram-10, Dadheldhura and 41-year old male of Rasuwamai-2, Morang were also identified with coronavirus infection.

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