Tue, 14 Jul 2020

KATHMANDU, June 4 (Xinhua) -- Nepal confirmed 334 new COVID-19 cases and the 10th death on Thursday, taking the total number of infected in the country to 2,634.

"With the addition of 334 cases today, there are now 2,450 male and 184 female COVID-19 patients across the country now," said Bikash Devkota, spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population in a daily press briefing.

The country has recently been reporting three-digit daily addition to the COVID-19 cases. Most of the cases were those staying in quarantine after entering Nepal from different Nepal-India border points.

A total of 2,335 infected people were kept in isolation and receiving medical treatment across the country, according to the Health Ministry.

The Nepali government has prepared a COVID-19 health sector emergency response plan in which the government could announce public health emergency after the cases crossed 2,000 mark.

"In the view of rising cases and deaths from the virus, the ministry has decided to submit the proposal to the council of ministers for its approval," Devkota said.

A total of 84,134 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and 125,564 rapid diagnostic test (RDT) tests have been carried out as of Thursday. Meanwhile, 290 patients have recovered.

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