Nepal reports one more Covid-19-related death and 259 new casesA 77-year-old man from Morang became the latest casualty, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal on Tuesday reported one more Covid-19 related death and 259 new cases to take the toll to 58 and total infections to 21,009.
“A 77-year-old man from Biratnagar Metropolitan City Ward 5 in Morang died at the isolation facility of Koshi Hospital on Monday,” said Dr Jageshwar Gautam, the Health Ministry spokesperson, during a regular press briefing. “He was admitted to the isolation facility on Monday morning for fever and breathing-related difficulties.”
According to Gautam, he was a diabetic and had high blood pressure.
Among the 7,687 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests carried out in the country in the past 24 hours, 259 samples tested positive for the coronavirus, said Gautam. Of them, 62 were from Kathmandu Valley alone.
Samples of 48 individuals from Kathmandu, 26 from Sarlahi, 23 from Morang, 22 from Kailali, 15 from Mahottari, 14 from Dhanusha, 13 from Bhaktapur, 12 from Sunsari and 11 each from Banke and Achham tested positive for the coronavirus, said Gautam.
Infections were also reported in individuals from Rupandehi, Jhapa, Bara, Saptari, Rautahat, Gulmi, Syangja, Salyan, Ilam, Siraha, Nuwakot, Kaski, Kapilvastu, Parsa, Chitwan, Lalitpur, Lamjung, Parbat, Tanahu, Rukum (West) and Bajhang districts.
On Monday, the health ministry had reported 418 new cases, compared to one death and 246 new cases on Sunday and 315 new cases on Saturday. While four Covid-19 related deaths and 224 new cases were confirmed on Friday, three deaths and 274 new cases were recorded on Thursday. On Wednesday, 210 new cases were found.
So far, 15,026, individuals have made successful recoveries after being diagnosed with Covid-19. Dr Gautam said 65 patients were discharged in the past 24 hours.
As many as 406,594 PCR tests have been performed in the country so far.
Four districts—Bhojpur, Sankhuwasabha, Manang and Mustang—don’t have any active cases, Gautam said.
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