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

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 (nationwide):  1351

Teku: 1277
Dharan: 39
Pokhara: 19
Hetauda: 5
Janakpur: 5
Surkhet: 7
Dhangadi: 4
Butwal: Being Installed

No. of tests in past 24 hours (nationwide): 167

No. of people in isolation: 120

Inside Valley: 15
Outside valley: 105

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

Contact Tracing: 

Contact Tracing of 6th confirmed case is ongoing.

Live Cases: 

Kathmandu: 2
Baglung: 2
Dhangadi: 1

(Health report of all patients stable)

Recovered: 1

Mobile App:

As per the mobile app and COVID-19 informational website of MOHP (

5626 people have registered themselves with their symptoms, and of them 107 have been classified under the Red Zone.

Note by MoHP: A few people haven’t filled their forms properly and have given out incorrect personal information such as address, phone numbers. MoHP has requested the public to give correct details.

Pokhara Case:

MoHP has dismissed reports about a patient testing positive in Pokhara after a few media outlets reported the same. A few leading media outlets claimed a man had tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Pokhara, and were awaiting a confirmation from Teku, however, as per MoHP, the reports are untrue.

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