The health minister Dechen Wangmo said that off the 10 new cases detected recently, consisting of 8 males and 2 females, there was an elderly monk who had returned from India, who is recorded as the country’s senior most person to have tested positive of COVID-19.
As of Tuesday the country has 330 cases, consisting of 97 females and 233 males off which 301 were declared recovered and were dismissed from the facilities.
Among the 10 new cases, 6 people were Bhutanese nationals and the rest were expatriates coming to Bhutan.
The 9 cases were detected in the quarantine facility whereas the 78-year-old man was a primary contacted of a previous case.
The Lyonpo stated that the two were acquaintances sharing a room and the virus had been transmitted prior to his return.
The country has no deaths and the recovery rate is around 94 % at the moment.
According to Lyonpo, more than 6,000 people had registered to move from high risk area to low risk area, off which 5,500 had finished the 7-day quarantine and about 727 people are still in quarantine.
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