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May 2, 2020

Tests for COVID-19 carried out on 60,374 people

Kathmandu: The government has carried out COVID-19 tests on 60,374 people so far.

Among them, tests were conducted as per the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method on 12 thousand 577 persons while the rapid diagnostic tests were carried out on 47 thousand 779 persons, the Ministry of Health and Population said.

Ministry’s spokesperson Dr Bikas Devkota said in a regular news conference here on Friday that 24 thousand 907 people were in quarantine and 94 people were kept in isolation so far.

Among those in isolation, five are kept in isolation in Kathmandu and the rest are from districts outside Kathmandu Valley. Dr Devkota said tests for coronavirus were carried out on additional 1,447 people on Friday alone.

Coronavirus has been confirmed in 59 persons so far with two persons testing positive to the deadly virus on Friday. Sixteen infected people have returned home after recovery while the remaining are under treatment, he added (RSS).

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