Health Ministry confirms 25 COVID-19 cases, national tally hits 427

Kathmandu / May 20: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) confirmed 25 more COVID-19 cases today.

25 persons including 18 male and seven female were detected with COVID-19 infection today, informed Dr Bikash Devkota, Spokesperson for the ministry during the daily press brief today.

Five men aged 17, 20, 28, 30 and 40 of Narainapur-5 and a 27-year old male of Khajura-5 were identified with COVID-19 infection in Banke district.

Likewise, four men aged 28, 29, 35 and 37, a woman aged 24 from Dhankuta and a 26-year old male from Susta Rural Municipality-5, Nawalparasi tested COVID-19 positive.

13 persons from Kapilvastu; three men aged 22 35 and 48 staying at Bijayanagar-based quarantine of the district, six female aged 3, 4, 8, 16, 25 and 32 and four male aged 12, 20, 24 and 34 of Maharajgunj Rural Municipality of the district tested positive for the virus in Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test.

The COVID-19 infection has now spread in 38 districts. The national Coronavirus tally has reached 427, including two deaths and 45 cases of recovery. The remaining patients are receiving treatment in isolation at various hospitals nationwide.

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