Nepal | January 16, 2021

189 new cases take Nepal’s COVID-19 tally to 1,401

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KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population on Saturday reported 189 new cases of COVID-19, taking the nationwide tally to 1,401.

This has yet again broken the record of single-day cases in Nepal. Among the newly infected, 185 are males while four are females within the age-group of 15 to 60 years.

The new infections were confirmed through tests carried out at the National Public Health Laboratory in Kathmandu, Provincial Laboratory in Rupandehi, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan, Rapti Academy of Health Sciences in Dang, Narayani Hospital in Birgunj, Karnali Academy of Health Sciences in Jumla, and Koshi Hospital in Biratnagar.

Of the infected, 109 people are from Kapilvastu district, 17 from Sarlahi, 14 from Dailekh, 11 from Siraha, nine from Saptari, seven from Dhanusha, six from Rautahat, five from Dang, four from Mahottari, two each from Parsa and Sankhuwasabha, and one each from Bara, Jhapa and Lalitpur districts.

Details of the infected persons: 

District Number of Cases Age Group Sex
Kapilvastu 109 15 to 60 109 Males
Sarlahi 17 16 to 40 17 Males
Dailekh 14 17 to 50 14 Males
Siraha 11 17 to 40 11 Males
Saptari 9 18 to 28 8 Males; 1 Female
Dhanusha 7 20 to 42 7 Males
Rautahat 6 18 to 45 6 Males
Dang 5 27 to 38 4 Males; 1 Female
Mahottari 4 25 to 55 4 Males
Parsa 2 18 & 60 1 Male; 1 Female
Sankhuwasabha 2 22 & 23 2 Males
Bara 1 24 1 Male
Jhapa 1 45 1 Male
Lalitpur 1 23 1 Female
TOTAL 189 15 to 60 185 Males; 4 Females

As of today, 53 districts have witnessed the transmission of COVID-19. As many as 160 cases have been detected in nine districts of Province 1; 547 cases have been seen in eight districts of Province 2; and 45 cases in 12 districts of Bagmati Province.

Likewise, 20 cases have been reported in five districts of Gandaki Province; 547 cases in nine districts of Province 5; 61 cases in three districts of Karnali Province; and 21 cases in seven districts of Sudurpaschim Province.

With this, as of today, 1,288 males and 113 females have been infected with the novel virus across the country.

Thirteen persons have been discharged from various health facilities across the country taking the total number of recoveries to 219, wherein 172 are males while 47 are females.

Yesterday, 170 people had tested positive for the coronavirus infection, which had taken the total count to 1,212.

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