NEPALGUNJ: As many as 21 people that diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier, have been discharged from the hospital following recovery from the disease, in Banke district on Friday.
All of the patients were undergoing treatment at the Khajura-based Sushil Koirala Prakhar Cancer Hospital, which is a special COVID-19 Hospital as designated by the provincial government.
The 21 people tested negative in their second test through RT-PCR testing, except a 60-year-old man of Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan-7 who tested negative for the respiratory infection in the third test, informed Dr Praksah Thapa, medical superintendent of the Nepalgunj-based Bheri hospital, where the tests were run.
Among the discharged are nine females and 12 males of ages 1 to 60 years, all of whom have reported recovery on an average of 17 to 20 days of hospital-stay.
With this, the total number of COVID-19 recovery cases has now reached 70, adding a glimmer of hope as the nation clamors with the pandemic.