COVID-19 caseload reaches 7,177 with 586 new cases, death toll hits 20

Kathmandu / June 17: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has confirmed 586 new cases of COVID-19 today.

As many as 586 people including 546 males and 40 females tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, informed Dr Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

The new cases of virus infection were detected in Udayapur, Morang, Jhapa, Dhanusa, Mahottari, Bara, Rautahat, Kapilvastu, Rupandehi, Sarlahi, Pyuthan, Argakhanchi, Kailali, Parbat, Nawalparasi (East), Gulmi, Banke, Bardiya, Dang, Salyan, Surkhet, Dailekh, Kalikot and Kanchanpur.

Meanwhile, nine COVID-19 patients from Siraha, Rautahat and Parsa have been discharged from the hospital in the last 24 hours after recovering from the virus.

Moreover, a 46-year old female of Baijanath Rural Municipality, Banke, who died on June 15 tested positive for the virus in PCR test done at Bheri Hospital, said Dr Jageshwor Gautam.

The deceased was admitted to the hospital on June 15.

With this, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 7,177 including 1,167 cases of recovery and 20 death cases.

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