Total number of COVID-19 cases in Nepal climbs to 16

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New Delhi (NVI): Two of three from a family in Kathmandu have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of cases to 16, according to Nepal media.

With confirmation of transmission in two more people, the mother and son had shown traces of infection in Rapid Diagnostic Test carried out on Monday.

Both the patients were taken to Patan Hospital on detection of antibodies and their samples were sent for further testing through PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) method.

Further, a swab test at National Public Health Laboratory confirmed transmission in two of the samples while the result for the third sample is awaited, as per media reports.

However, the Ministry of Health and Population, Nepal, in its latest update informed that while the two people tested positive, the result of the third sample came out as negative.

Earlier on Monday, authorities also sealed the apartment building as a precaution after they were confirmed positive in RDT.

So far, there are 15 active cases of coronavirus in Nepal and 1 person has recovered, with no deaths reported till now.