April 23: With three new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country, the total number of people infected with COVID-19 has reached 45, Ministry of Health and Population said Wednesday (April 22).
All three persons infected with coronavirus are male. The three persons tested positive for the disease during their swab test held at Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, said Dr Bikash Devkota, spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population.
According to the ministry, a total of 40,431 suspects have been tested for COVID-19 across the country so far. This includes 9,011 through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and 31420 through rapid diagnostic test (RDT) methods.
A total of 8,595 people have been quarantined while 95 have been kept in isolation.