Fourth COVID-19 positive case confirmed by Health Ministry

KATHMANDU: Ministry of Health and Population has confirmed that a person from Western Nepal has tested positive for COVID-19, making this the third active case of the disease in Nepal.

"The fourth person contracting Coronavirus infection has been detected. The patient, a 34-year-old male is getting treatment at Seti Provincial Hospital in Dhangadhi. His health condition is normal," said the ministry official.

It has been learnt that the person had recently returned from the Middle East. He was admitted to the hospital on March 24 after symptoms started surfacing.

This is the first known case of coronavirus infection outside the valley.