KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population confirmed 53 new coronavirus cases in Nepal taking the tally to 357.

Speaking at a regular press briefing on Monday, Spokesperson Dr. Bikash Devkota said that new cases have been confirmed in Banke, Morang, Gulmi, Dhanusha, Rautahat, Dang and Dhading districts.

Out of 53 new cases, 47 persons are from Banke District including a woman. Their swab was tested in Bheri Hospital’s Laboratory. Other infected persons are a man from Morang, a 41-year-old man from Gulmi, one person each from Dhanusha, Rautahat, Dang, and Dhading.

Earlier this morning, Joint Spokesperson Dr. Samir Kumar Adhikari had informed that nine people of Ishnath municipality and Madhavnarayan municipality of Rautahat district and Karaiyamai-5 of Bara district have tested positive for coronavirus.

The infected people are eight men aged 21, 21, 23, 25, 25, 29, 30 (Rautahat), 38 (Bara) and a woman aged 28 (Rautahat).

The new cases were confirmed after their swabs reports came out positive at National Public Health Laboratory, Teku this morning. Their health condition is said to be normal.
Two persons have died so far in Nepal.

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