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COVID-19: 86,000 RDT and 46,000 PCR tests conducted

(Health workers at the Nepal-Korea Friendly Municipal Hospital run by the Madhyapurthimi Municipality taking out a swab for testing a journalist from Bhaktapur. The swabs of 28 media persons of the district have been tested. Photo: Ratna Shrestha)

KATHMANDU:- In its bid to widen the scope of coronavirus tests in the country, so far 45,957 people tested through PCR methods while 86,235 RDT tests were conducted so far, the Ministry of Health and Population’s spokesperson Dr Bikas Devkota said at a regular press meet on Saturday.
In the past 24 hours alone, a total of 3,494 PCR tests and 4,119 RDT tests were carried out to confirm the infection of coronavirus in the suspected individuals.
Dr Devkota said that 10,169 persons in State No. 1 while 6,308 persons in State No. 2 and 21,712 persons in Bagmati State were tested through RDT methods. Likewise, 7,701 individuals in Gandaki State, 11,489 in State No. 5 and 9,039 in Karnali State had tests through RDT methods and 19,817 in Sudur Paschim State.
Spokesperson Dr Devkota added that presently altogether 32,587 people are in quarantines in the country. There are 1,461 persons under quarantine in State No. 1 and 6,910 individuals in State No. 2 while 535 people in Bagmati State. Likewise, 779 people are under quarantine in Gandaki State, whopping 17,130 in State No. 5 while 1,670 in Karnali State and 4,102 in Sudur Paschim State.
Devkota stated that 508 people are in isolation while 70 people have returned home after full recovery from the coronavirus infection.

Published Date: Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 | 08:27 AM

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