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

  • April 20, 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: 33,562 ( PCR: 8,414 + Rapid Test: 25,148)

No. of tests in last 24 hours: 3,995

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

Rapid Diagnostic Tests: 25,148

(RDT Started in every districts)

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

No. of people in isolation: 111

Inside Valley: 4

Outside valley: 107

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

Contact Tracing: On going

No. of cases: 31 (27 active, 4 recovery)

  • Teku 1
  • Patan 2
  • Baglung 1
  • Dhangadi 4
  • Birgunj 4
  • Biratnagar 13
  • Chitwan 2

All cases normal

Mobile App:

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

Self-evaluation: 21,291

Red Zone: 263

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