Ministry of Health and Population has informed that 257, 962 RDT and PCR tests have been carried out throughout the country
Tests for the novel coronavirus have been carried out in 257, 962 people so far in the country, the Ministry of Health and Population stated. This is the total number of tests carried out both through the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and the rapid diagnostic test (RDT) method.
Spokesperson for the Ministry Dr Jageshwor Gautam said at a regular press briefing on Monday that a total of 100, 971 people have been tested using the PCR method while 156, 991 people have been tested using the RDT method.
Dr Gautam said 166, 668 people are in quarantine in all the seven provinces at present. A total of 3,260 people are being treated in isolation at various hospitals.
A laboratory has been set up at the Gajendra Narayan Province Hospital Rajbiraj in connection with expanding the lab facilities. PCR tests would be carried out from this lab also. With this the number of laboratories has reached 21 throughout the country. Dr Gautam shared that 488 people have recovered so far from COVID-19. Among them 419 are male and 69 are female and 102 people were discharged after recovery on Sunday alone.
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