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257 thousand 962 tests for coronavirus carried out so far in Nepal

(The body of a 60-year-old man from Waling Municipality-3 of Syangja, who died of Corona Virus (Covid-19) infection, is being managed at Rithaghat on the bank of Seti River in Pokhara Metropolitan City-11 according to the ethnic rites of the deceased. Kaski, 27 June, 2020. Photo: Krishna Davadi-RSS)

KATHMANDU:- Tests for the novel coronavirus have been carried out in 257 thousand 962 people so far in the country, the Ministry of Health and Population has stated. This is the total number of tests carried out both through the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and the rapid diagnostic test (RDT) method.
Spokesperson for the Ministry Dr Jageshwor Gautam said at a regular press briefing on Monday that a total 100 thousand 971 people have been tested using the PCR methods while 156 thousand 991 people have been tested using the RDT method.
Dr Gautam said 166 thousand 668 people are kept in quarantine in all the seven provinces at present. A total 3,260 people are being treated in isolation at various hospitals.
A laboratory has been set up at the Gajendra Narayan Province Hospital Rajbiraj in connection with expanding the lab facilities. PCR tests would be carried out from this lab also. With this the number of laboratories has reached 21 throughout the country.
Dr Gautam shared that 488 people have recovered so far from COVID-19. Among them 419 are male and 69 are female. One hundred and two people had been discharged after recovery on Sunday alone.

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