156 new COVID-19 cases confirmed; tally crosses 1000 mark, soars to 1042

Kathmandu / May 22: The Ministry of Health and Population has confirmed 156 cases of COVID-19 today.

156 people from Saptari, Jhapa, Nawalparasi, Dhanusa, Mahottari, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Siraha, Dolakha, Solukhumbu, Bajhang, Shurkhet, Dailekh, Darchula, Kailali, Makwanpur, Bardiya, Banke and Rautahat were detected with COVID-19 infection, informed Dr Bikash Devkota, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

The new cases were confirmed through tests carried out at the National Public Health Laboratory in Kathmandu, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan, Koshi Hospital in Biratnagar, Bharatpur Hospital in Chitwan, Provincial Hospital in Surkhet, Provincial Laboratory in Pokhara, Seti Provincial Hospital, Bheri Hospital in Nepalgunj, Vector Borne Disease Research and Training Centre in Hetauda, and Dhulikhel Hospital in Kavre.

Of the COVID-19 infected people, 29 are from Dhanusha district, 25 from Jhapa, 20 from Rautahat, 17 from Mahottari, 14 each from Saptari and Surkhet, eight from Dailekh, seven from Sarlahi, six from Siraha, three each from Bardiya and Syangja, two each from Dolakha and Kailali and one each from Nawalparasi (East), Solukhumbu, Bajhang, Darchula, Makawanpur, Banke.

With this, number of COVID-19 cases in Nepal has reached 1042, including 187 cases of recovery and five death cases.

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