Ministry confirms two more deaths and record 671 cases as national Covid-19 tally reaches 7,848Two more people from Kailali died from the virus taking the death toll to 22.
Nepal confirmed two more Covid-19 deaths and reported a record 671 new cases as the national death toll reached 22 with cases totaling 7,848 on Thursday.
Health Ministry spokesperson Dr Jageshwor Gautam, during a regular press briefing, said a 46-year-old man from Godawari Municipality-4 and a 43-year-old woman of Lamkichuha Municipality-2 in Kailali district died of the disease.
“The man was admitted to Dhangadhi-based Navajeeven Hospital where his swab was taken. Following positive results on June 13, he was transferred to Seti Zonal Hospital where he died on Wednesday at 7:52 pm,” said Dr Gautam.
“The second victim, also from Kailali, is a 43-year-old woman who was admitted to Nepalgunj Medical College Teaching Hospital in Kohalpur after a head injury. She was suffering from subdural hematoma and a polymerase chain reaction test was carried out before her surgery on Tuesday. Her results came positive on Wednesday,” Dr Gautam said.
The ministry also confirmed a record 671 cases in the last 24 hours.
“Samples from 97 individuals from Argakhanchi, 87 from Dailekh, 84 from Dadeldhura, 44 from Achham, 42 from Kailali, 41 from Bajura, 34 each from Rautahat and Surkhet, 31 from Nawalparasi (East), 29 from Dhanusha, 25 from Baitadi, 17 from Kapilvastu, 15 from Tanahun, 12 from Rupandehi, 11 from Gorkha, nine each from Parbat and Syangja, six from Palpa, five from Doti and four from Dang tested positive for the virus,” said Dr Gautam.
“Samples from three persons each from Banke, Bardiya, Bhaktapur and Gulmi, two each from Bajhang, Jhapa, Kanchanpur, Kathmandu, Nawalparasi (West) and Nuwakot and one each from Baglung, Chitwan, Lalitpur, Mahottari, Manang, Morang, Rolpa, Sindhuli and Sindhupalchok tested positive for the virus.”
On Wednesday, 586 cases were confirmed while 380 positive cases were reported on Tuesday. As many as 451 samples tested positive for the virus on Monday. Nepal’s 19th death and 425 news cases were confirmed on Sunday. On Saturday, the country reported two Covid-19 deaths and 273 new cases.
According to the ministry, the virus has spread to 74 districts. Mustang, Okhaldhunga and Rasuwa have not reported any cases so far.
“So far, 155,518 polymerase chain reaction tests and 243,075 rapid diagnostic tests have been carried out across the country,” said Gautam.
According to Gautam, 1,186 people, 19 of them in the last 24 hours, have been discharged from various hospitals after recovering.
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