Another Covid-19 related death and 147 new cases as Nepal’s tally reaches 18,241A 70-year-old man, who had contracted the coronavirus, died at Narayani Hospital in Birgunj on Wednesday, Health Ministry says.
Nepal reported one more Covid-19 related death and 147 new cases on Thursday as the national total reached 18,241.
According to the Health Ministry, a 70-year-old man from Birgunj Metropolitan City Ward 6 in Parsa district, who had contracted the coronavirus, died on Wednesday.
“He was admitted to the temporary Covid facility at Narayani Hospital in Birgunj for breathing-related difficulties and was undergoing treatment,” said ministry spokesperson Dr Jageshwor Gautam at a press briefing on Thursday.
With this death, Nepal’s Covid-19 toll has reached 43.
“In the 3,481 real-time polymerase chain reaction tests carried out at 27 labs across the country, 147 samples came back positive,” said Gautam.
Throat swabs of 30 people from Kanchanpur, 24 from Dailekh, 17 from Parsa, 13 from Rupandehi, eight from Morang, seven each from Doti and Saptari, five each from Kathmandu and Surkhet, three each from Gulmi and Parbat, two each from Bhaktapur, Dadheldhura, Dhankuta, Kailali, Kaski, Lalitpur, Pyuthan, Siraha and Sunsari, and one each from Bara, Bajhang, Jhapa, Mahottari, Nawalparasi (West), Salyan and Syangja tested positive.
So far 12,840 individuals have recovered from the disease. Gautam said 156 patients were discharged in the past 24 hours.
As many as 331,095 PCR tests have been carried out in the country so far. Six districts—Bhojpur, Panchthar, Sankhuwasabha, Rasuwa, Manang and Mustang—don’t have any active cases, Gautam said.
Nepal had reported two Covid-19 related deaths and 100 new cases on Wednesday. There were 150 new cases on Tuesday and 186 new cases on Monday. On Sunday, the country reported 156 new cases while 57 new Covid-19 infections were detected on Saturday. The country reported its 40th Covid-19 related death and 101 new cases on Friday.
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