The cases of coronavirus infection have surged in five rural municipalities out of seven local levels in the mountainous district of Humla.

Local officials said that the district has recorded increasing number of Covid-19 cases lately.

However, Kharpunath and Namkha rural municipalities in the district have not reported Covid-19 cases.

Out of 394 tests carried out, the five local levels recorded 75 coronavirus cases. Of them, 11 persons have recovered from the contagion.

According to Information Officer at District Public Health Office, Bhakti Fadera, a total of 29 cases were seen in Tanjakot Rural Municipality and seven in Adanchuli Rural Municipality, 11 in Sarkegad Rural Municipality and eight cases were reported in Chankheli Rural Municipality after conducting a total of 98 tests on Monday.

Likewise, 20 cases were reported in the tests carried out in District Hospital, Simkot.

With the surge in Covid-19 patients, local levels have procured antigen kits to carry out more tests in the district.

Eight passengers who landed in Simkot Airport from Nepalgunj and Surkhet had tested positive for the infection in the district.

Chief of District Public Health Office, Prem Bahadur Singh, said that they are carrying out tests and registering new cases on a regular basis.