Nepal said on Sunday that 90 percent of its coronavirus cases are migrant workers who have returned from abroad, mainly from India, as the country's number approached the 10,000 mark with 421 new cases.
The virus has now spread to 75 of the country's 77 districts, the Ministry of Health said.
With the confirmation of 421 new cases, the number of Nepalese corona viruses rose to 9,026.
Dr. Basudev Pandey, director of the Department of Epidemiology at the Ministry of Health, said 90 percent of coronavirus cases in Nepal were migrant workers who returned from abroad, mainly from India, and 98 percent of those infected showed no symptoms.
Of the 421 new cases, 64 are female and 357 are male, the Ministry of Health said at its daily press conference.
The number of deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday rose to 23 after the death of a 69-year-old paralysis patient who recently returned from treatment after treatment with India, the Ministry of Health spokesman said.
194 recoveries were reported on Sunday, eight of them women and 186 men. With this total recovery, 1,772 cases were achieved, of which 149 were women and 1,623 were men.
There are currently 7,231 coronavirus-active patients being treated in various hospitals across the country.
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