7 more COVID-19 cases in Nepal, tally reaches 109

ANI Kathmandu, Nepal May 09, 2020, 03.03 PM(IST)

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The new cases involve three women and four men aged between 17 and 65 years.

Seven more COVID-19 cases were reported in Nepal on Saturday morning, taking the total count of the country`s coronavirus cases to 109.

"Tests undertaken at National Public Health Laboratory, Kathmandu and Koshi Hospital, Biratnagar have further confirmed 7 new cases. Of the newly infected patients, three are females from Bhulke of Udaypur, three males from Kapilvastu and one male from Chhapkaiya, Parsa," said Dr Sameer Kumar Adhikari, assistant spokesperson of country's Health Ministry.

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The new cases involve three women and four men aged between 17 and 65 years.

Nepal is among the nations that has the least number of cases of the deadly coronavirus.

On Thursday, Nepal had breached the 100-mark of COVID-19 cases.

The first case in the Himalayan nation was reported in February. So far, a total of 15,499 samples have been tested in Nepal using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) while 54,531 samples have been tested using the Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT).

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