DHANGADI, January 6

With the increase in number of people coming in from India, cases of Covid-19 have also begun increasing in Sudur Pashchim Province.

On Wednesday, the Province recorded 55 new cases through PCR test while 46 were confirmed via antigen test. A day ago, on Tuesday, the Province had recorded 40 cases. Altogether, there are 162 active Covid-19 cases in Sudur Pashchim at present.

The highest number is in Kailali which has 92 active cases, Kachanpur has 53, Baitadi 12, Darchula 2, and one each in Bajhang, Bajura and Dadeldhura.

Along with rise in cases, the 'Omicron-scare' has also become widespread in Sudur Pashchim, it has been learnt.

The active caseload two weeks ago was below one hundred.

With the rise of Covid-19 cases in India, Nepalis working in India have started to come back home.

India recorded 57% rise in new COVID-19 cases on Thursday with 90,928 new infections surfacing in the past 24 hours from 58,097 a day earlier.