KATHMANDU: Seventeen new persons have been detected with the coronavirus infection today, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.
All the newly infected persons hail from Parsa. Among the infected, seven are females while 10 are males. Their ages range from two months to 66 years.
According to Spokesperson at the Ministry of Health, Bikash Devkota, their samples sent from Birgunj were tested at the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) in Kathmandu.
With this the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country has reached 99. Among them, 71 are males while 28 are females.