Nepal Conducted 27471 CO VID-19 Test Till Saturday

Nepal Conducted 27471 CO VID-19 Test Till Saturday

April 18, 2020, 6:52 p.m.

Ministry of Health and Population (MoPH) has informed that COVID-19 sample tests of 27471 people have been conducted across the country in 75 districts till Saturday.

A spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Populations, Dr. Bikas Devkota shared the information on Saturday that with both real-time polymerase change reaction (PCR) 8017 and rapid diagnostic test 19454(RDT), the number of tests for coronavirus has so far reached 27471.

He said that there are 28 infected persons in Nepal and today there is no report of infection. In the last 24 hours alone, 602 people have tested through PCR and 2880 through rapid test.

The New PCR test center also was established in Patan Hospital. With this, Nepal has now 14 centers to test on the basis of PCR. Dr. Devkota said that it will star PCR testing soon.

He said that the conditions of an infected person are normal, The PCR is conducted from various 13 places while the RDT is conducted across 75 districts.

Spokesperson Dr. Devkota said that except Solukhumbu and Dolpa, 75 districts have started Rapid Diagnostic Test.

Spokesperson Dr. Devkota further shared that there were 103 persons were put in isolation at various hospitals among them, 5 persons in Kathmandu Valley and 90 outside Kathmandu. So far, 4906 persons are in quarantine. Out of them, 251 are in red zone. Six persons are added in the red zone in the last 24 hours.

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