Health Ministry confirms three more Covid-19 cases, Nepal's tally reaches 249A man from Kathmandu and two women from Dhading and Dhanusha districts tested positive for the virus.
Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reached 249 after three new cases were confirmed on Thursday.
“Tests conducted on the samples of individuals at the National Public Health Laboratory in Kathmandu came out positive,” said the Health Ministry in a statement. “A seven-year-old boy from Dahachowk, Kathmandu, a 17-year-old girl from Dhanusha and a 30-year-old woman from Dhading tested positive for the virus.”
The condition of the patients is normal and they are in contact with health officials, the ministry said.
Earlier in the day, three individuals had tested positive for Covid-19.
A 49-year-old man from Nawalparasi (East), a 32-year-old man from Chandragiri, Kathmandu and a six-year-old girl from Kapilvastu were found infected with the virus.
The girl from Kapilvastu was an ENT patient who was admitted to the Tribhuvan University Teaching hospital three days ago.
Thirty-eight people including doctors, nurses and others who came in close contact with her have been quarantined.
With the authorities expediting testing, more cases are being reported of late from various districts.
The new cases on Thursday evening take the total to 115 in the last three days.
After the highest single day surge of 83 so far on Tuesday, 26 cases were reported on Wednesday from various districts.
Parsa so far has reported the highest number of cases at 85. The number of cases in Kapilvastu now has reached 39.
Thirty-two cases have been reported in Udayapur, 28 in Rupandehi and 25 in Banke.
Eight Covid-19 cases have been detected in Kathmandu.
Kailali and Dhanusha have reported four cases each. Three cases each have been detected Rautahat and Bara. Mahottari, Baglung, Chitwan, Jhapa, Bhaktapur have reported two cases each.
Bhojpur, Saptari, Sarlahi, Bardiya, Kanchanpur, Nawalparasi (West) and Nawalparasi (East) and Dhading have reported one Covid-19 case each.