New Delhi (NVI): 156 new persons have been tested positive for coronavirus in Nepal, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 1,042, local media reports said.
The Ministry of Health and Population said, of the infected, 29 people are from Dhanusha district, 25 from Jhapa, 20 from Rautahat, 17 from Mahottari, 14 from Saptari, 13 from Surkhet, eight from Dailekh, seven from Sarlahi, six from Siraha.
In addition, three each from Bardiya and Syangja, two each from Dolakha and Kailali, one each from Nawalpur, Solukhumbu, Bajhang, Darchula, Makawanpur, Banke, and one person whose location has not been disclosed.
Among the total infected people, 940 are male and 102 female.
As of today, 51 districts have witnessed the transmission of COVID-19. As many as 129 cases have been detected in eight districts of Province 1; 415 cases have been seen in eight districts of Province 2; and 44 cases in 12 districts of Bagmati Province, as per media reports.
Likewise, 17 cases have been reported in four districts of Gandaki Province; 369 cases in nine districts of Province 5; 47 cases in three districts of Karnali Province; and 21 cases in seven districts of Sudurpaschim Province.
The ministry also said, four persons have been discharged from various health facilities across the country taking the total number of recoveries to 187.
Meanwhile, the ministry has also confirmed the fifth COVID-19 death in the country. A 56-year-old man with Alcoholic Liver Disease, who passed away at a Lalitpur based hospital on Wednesday, has been diagnosed with coronavirus.