The coronavirus infection rate has again started increasing in Province 2. It had decreased by the second week of this month until it started going up again, the Public Health Office here said, urging people to take precaution.

The Public Health Directorate said the number of infected people has increased nearly by double over the last week. It added that among the new cases a majority are from Dhanusha district alone.

There were 34 COVID-19 infected people in the province until December 4 and the number has reached 65 until December 18, Health Director Bijaya Jha said.

Among the infected, 62 are in home isolation while three are under doctor's supervision. Among the 65 active cases in the province, 35 are from Dhanusha alone while 16 are from Mahottari, five from Siraha, three from Sarlahi, four from Parsa and one each from Saptari and Bara districts.