KATHMANDU: In Birgunj, Parsa, coronavirus infection has been confirmed in 34 more people including army, police and prisoners.
A swab test of 274 people at the PCR laboratory of Narayani Hospital confirmed corona infection in 34 of them, said Chief Medical Superintendent of Narayani Hospital, Dr. Madan Upadhyaya informed. Of the infected, 20 are from Birgunj.
Residents of Ward Nos. 9, 5, 4, 11 of Birgunj, Sreepur, Adarshnagar, Belwa, Viswa and Sirsia have been infected.
Corona has been confirmed in 1 person of Nepal Army, 3 persons of Nepal Police, 6 persons of prisoners, 2 persons of prison staff, 1 person of health workers and 1 person who has undergone PCR test by paying money himself. The 50-bed temporary Corona Special Hospital in Gandak has admitted 62 infected people. Five of them are undergoing treatment in the ICU.
Of the 1,500 swab samples collected from the mass testing, the report of the sample test is yet to come.