KATHMANDU: In the pace of turning it a coronavirus case, Kathmandu valley has witnessed 42 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

According to Prof. Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, Spokesperson of Ministry of Health and Population, three districts of the Valley have confirmed the positive cases in the past 24 hours.

Spokesperson Dr. Gautam informed that 28 people in Kathmandu, 13 in Lalitpur and one in Bhaktapur have tested positive for the virus.

One of the swabs from Kathmandu tested at Shukra Raj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital came out with coronavirus positive result.

Similarly, 15 swabs from Kathmandu, one swab from Bhaktapur and 13 swabs from Lalitpur tested positive in the test carried out at Patan Hospital Laboratory.

Similarly, the Maharajgunj-based TU Teaching Hospital found 12 positive cases from Kathmandu/

Since the loosening of the lockdown on June 15, coronavirus cases are increasing in the Capital City turning it a new ‘COVID-19 hotspot’.


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