National Situational Update on COVID-19 (26-08-2020)

Data as of 25/08/2020
Source: Ministry of Health-Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MoHBhutan

Highlights:

5 new COVID-19 cases were detected (4 males and 1 female) last night in addition to the 12 declared last night at 10PM. These new cases too were detected through active surveillance in Phuntsholing. Therefore over the last 24 hours, 17 new cases were detected in total.

15 males: 55 years, 54 years, 51 years, 49 years (4), 47 years, 43 years, 38 years, 37 years, 36 years (2), 34 years, and 20 years old.

2 females: 30 years and 14 years.

1 person is being declared recovered.

This takes the total number of positive cases in Bhutan to 173 and active cases to 55.

COVID-19 confirmed Bhutanese abroad: 2 Bhutanese in Australia had tested positive. In total 3 Bhutanese recovered abroad.

Definitions:

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.

Note: the total cumulative figure for people quarantined so far has reduced because a risk assessment was conducted and 272 people didn’t qualify to be listed under the quarantine list.

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