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Country records highest infection in a day, tally climbs to 772

(Citizens of Sayal village of Doti, who have returned from India after employment, are being taken to the quarantine by bus and tractor. In the village municipality alone, 259 people have returned home, Doti, 13 June, 2020. Photo: Bimal Bahadur Bishta)

KATHMANDU:- The country recorded highest infection so far- 90 persons in the last 24 hours. Information to this was shared by the Ministry of Health and Population in a regular press conference on Tuesday.

In the press conference, Ministry Spokesperson Dr Bikas Devkota said ninety persons from 15 districts tested positive to COVID-19 taking the tally to 772. Yesterday, 79 persons were confirmed positive to Corona Virus.

According to the latest updates, two each from Mahottari and Jumla, three from Bara, 22 from Rautahat, five in Siraha, one in Dhanusha, eight in Banke, two each in Arghakhanchi, Gulmi and Syangja, one each in Rupandehi, Kailali and Achham, 12 Surkhet, 26 in Kapilvastu tested positive.

The Spokesperson further said the test was conducted at the National Public Health Laboratory, Teku; Bheri Hospital, Nepalgunj; Lumbini Hospital, Rupandehi; Seti Hospital, Dhangadhi; Laboratory at Pokhara Academy of Health Sciences; and Surkhet Hospital.

Meanwhile, the number of those discharged with recovery has reached 155. Among them, 124 are men and 31 women. Forty -three persons from Parsa were discharged from Narayani Hospital on Tuesday alone, Spokesperson Adhikari said, adding that those to get recovery belonged to the age group from 7 to 53 years.

Similarly, the number of people tested via PRC method has reached 54,697 while via RDT reached 97,967.

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