May 15: Nine more people have tested positive for coronavirus, according to the state-run national news agency RSS. Those who tested positive on Thursday are from Banke and Makawanpur districts. With this, the number of people infected with COVID-19 has reached to 258, RSS reported citing the Ministry of Health and Population.
According to RSS, assistant spokesperson at the ministry Dr Samir Adhikari said the infection was found in nine persons in course of tests carried out on samples collected from different parts of the country. The tests were conducted at the Teku-based National Public Health Laboratory and at the Bheri Hospital, Nepalgunj on Thursday.
Among the new COVID-19 cases, eight are from Banke and one from Makawanpur. This is the first time that coronavirus infection has been seen in Makwanpur. A 37-year-old male tested positive to the virus in Makawanpur, according to RSS.
Similarly, COVID-19 infection was also found in eight men aged between 18 to 36 of Ward No 1, 3 and 5 of Narainapur Rural Municipality in Banke district.
Assistant spokesman Dr Adhikari said the health condition of the infected persons is normal and they are under the supervision of health workers.