National Situational Update on COVID-19 (21-08-2020)

Data as of 20/08/2020
Source: Ministry of Health-Facebook page:

3 new cases detected yesterday.

First being the one that was declared last night on national television about the 36 year old from Phuntsholing through active surveillance.

Second is another 33-year-old man from Phuntsholing who is one of the contacts of the first positive case from the dry port and was under home quarantine.

Third is a 29-year-old Indian man detected through the ongoing mass testing in Phuntsholing.

1 person is being declared recovered and 2 have migrated to Inida.

This brings the total number of positive cases in Bhutan to 153 and total active cases to 45.


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.

Stay Informed, Stay Safe!


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