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189 COVID-19 Cases In A Single Day, Case Load Rises To 1401

124 people tested positive for the virus in Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test done at National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL), 26 at Rupandehi Provincial Public Health Laboratory, nine at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), eight at Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, three at Narayani Hospital, Birgunj, 14 at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences and two at Koshi Hospital were detected with COVID-19 infection, informed Dr Bikash Devkota, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

The new cases of virus infection were identified in Dhanusha, Jhapa, Kapilvastu, Lalitpur, Mahottari, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Siraha, Saptari, Dang, Bara, Parsa, Dailekh and Sankhuwasabha.

The virus has now spread to 53 out of 77 districts, said Dr Devkota.

Out of 189 COVID-19 patients, 185 are male and four are female, belonging to age group from 15-60.

Meanwhile, 13 COVID-19 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus in the last 24 hours.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 1401, including 219 cases of recovery and six death cases.

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