National Situational Update on COVID-19 (17-08-2020)

Data as of 16/08/2020
Source: Ministry of Health-Facebook page:


3 men (aged 22, 36 and 44) who are the primary contacts of the first positive case (25-year-old man) from Phuntsholing are found to be COVID-19 positive. They are in the quarantine facility in Phuntsholing. This takes the total number of positive cases in Bhutan to 141 and active cases to 38.

1 person is being declared recovered.


With cases reported outside the quarantine facilities, there is now a heightened risk of exposure to COVID-19. Everyone is requested to Stay at Home. Under unavoidable circumstances, when you need to leave the house to dispose waste or collect deliveries of essential supplies, please make sure to wear a mask, maintain physical distance and wash your hands immediately upon returning home. It’s “Our Gyenkhu” to protect ourselves and our communities from COVID-19.


a. Confirmed: number of people who have tested positive through COVID-19 tests.

b. Active: number of people who are currently in the isolation facilities because they are still COVID-19 positive.

c. *Recovered: number of people who have tested negative on COVID-19 test and declared as recovered. Those who test negative twice over a 24 hour period are kept under 14 days of observation in a quarantine facility.


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