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Coronavirus cases in Nepal rises to 375: Health Ministry

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Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Nepal has reported 18 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total infections in the country to 375 with 2 deaths, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

The Ministry for Health and Population said of the newly diagnosed cases, 12 were from Banke district, two from Dhanusha district while one each from Khotang, Dailekh, Sunsari and Jhapa districts.

"Eighteen cases of coronavirus-infection have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health and Population, taking Nepal's tally to 375 on Monday," the ministry said.

Two patients, one male a female, have died of COVID-9 in Nepal. Thirty six patients have already recovered from the disease.

Globally, the coronavirus cases continue to rise with the total infections touching 4,805,005 with 318,534 deaths, according to John Hopkins University.

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First Published: Tue, May 19 2020. 11:30 IST