Nepal reports one more Covid-19 related death, 421 new cases on SundayAccording to the Health Ministry, a 69-year-old man from Gulmi became the latest fatality due to the disease.
Nepal on Sunday reported one more Covid-19 related death, taking the national death toll to 23.
“Swab samples from a 69-year-old man of Chatrakot Rural Municipality in Gulmi district who died on June 19 came positive for the coronavirus,” said Health Ministry Spokesperson Dr Jageshwor Gautam during a regular press briefing. “He had come from India on June 7 following a treatment for paralysis and was on home quarantine, where he breathed his last.”
The ministry also confirmed 421 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
“Samples of 74 individuals from Arghakhanchi, 52 from Siraha, 41 from Dadeldhura, 27 from Doti, 27 from Kailali, 25 from Kapilvastu, 23 from Baglung, 22 from Nawalparasi (West), 20 from Pyuthan, 10 from Syangja and 10 from Dang tested positive for the virus,” said Gautam.
“Also the swab samples of eight individuals each from Dhanusa and Gulmi, six each from Jhapa and Salyan, five each from Udayapur and Sarlahi, four each from Palpa, Myagdi, Tanahun and Rolpa, three each from Bara and Bardiya, two each from Morang, Sunsari, Mahottari, Saptari, Rupandehi, Nawalparasi (East), Parbat, Surkhet, Achham, Baitadi and Bajhang; and one each from Nuwakot, Ramechhap, Lalitpur, Kaski, Mustang, Banke, Dailekh and Kanchanpur tested positive for the coronavirus,” Gautam said.”
On Saturday, Nepal had reported 331 new Covid-19 cases. The country had reported 426 cases on Friday and a record 671 cases, the highest daily tally, along with two deaths on Thursday. On Wednesday, 586 cases were confirmed while 380 positive cases were recorded 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.
According to the ministry, with Mustang recording its first Covid-19 case, the coronavirus has now spread to 75 districts. Okhaldhunga and Rasuwa are the only districts that have not reported any infections so far.
Rautahat has so far reported 1,112 cases, the highest for a district, followed by Dailekh with 726 cases while Kapilvastu has reported 705 cases.
“So far, 175, 173 polymerase chain reaction tests and 262,174 rapid diagnostic tests have been carried out across the country,” said Gautam.
According to Gautam, 1,772 people have been discharged from various hospitals after recovering.
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