COVID-19: Daily update from Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population

  • April 16, 2020

Dr. Bikash Devkota, Speaker for the Ministry of Health and Population appeared on Facebook Live for the day’s media briefing. Here are a few updates:

Total no. of tests done in Nepal: 19,432 ( PCR: 7,240 + Rapid Test: 12,192)

No. of tests in last 24 hours: 3,632

Tests outside Kathmandu: Dharan, Pokhara, Hetauda, Janakpur, Surkhet, Dhangadi, Dhulikhel, Bharatpur, Bhairawaha (PCR Tests)

Rapid Diagnostic Tests: 12,192

(Swab samples of individuals who have tested positive in RDT is sent for PCR test )

No. of people in isolation: 103

Inside Valley: 8

Outside valley: 95

(On suspicion of coronavirus, tests either yet to be done, or results are awaited)

Contact Tracing: On going

No. of cases: 16 (15 active, 1 recovery)

  • Teku 2
  • Patan 2
  • Baglung 2
  • Dhangadi 5
  • Birgunj 4

All cases normal

Mobile App:

As per the mobile app and website of MOHP launched by MoHP, HamroSwasthya mobile app

Self-evaluation: 18,434

Red Zone: 247

Disclaimer: All information relayed as said by the spokesperson of MoHP.