Nepal reports three more Covid-19-related deaths and 378 new casesTwo men from Parsa and Morang and a woman from Kathmandu became the latest casualties, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal on Saturday reported three more Covid-19-related deaths and 378 new cases to take the toll to 73 and total infections to 22,592.
Two men from Parsa and Morang districts and a woman from Kathmandu became the latest Covid-19 casualties, said Health Ministry spokesperson Dr Jageshwor Gautam, during a regular press briefing.
“A 74-year-old man from Birgunj Metropolitan City-3 died on Friday at Gandak Covid Hospital in Birgunj,” Gautam said. He was brought to the hospital the same day for fever, cough and breathing-related difficulties and was declared dead half an hour after being admitted to the emergency ward.
The swab sample collected after his death tested positive for Covid-19.
According to Gautam, he was a diabetic and had asthma.
A 58-year-old man from Biratnagar Metropolitan City Ward-9 died on Friday morning at Koshi Hospital, said Gautam.
“He had high blood pressure and was admitted to Saptakoshi Hospital for fever and breathing-related difficulties,” Gautam said. “He was transferred to Koshi Hospital after his condition deteriorated.”
According to Gautam, his swab sample was taken when he was undergoing treatment in isolation, which came back positive on Friday afternoon.
A 41-year-old woman from Tokha-6 in Kathmandu also died on Friday at around 11:23 am at the Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Gautam said.
“She was receiving intensive care after testing positive for Covid-19 on Sunday,” said Gautam. “She had cervical cancer and was suffering from pneumonia.”
The ministry also confirmed 378 new cases from the 7,788 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests performed in the past 24 hours.
Samples of 56 individuals from Kathmandu, 55 from Parsa, 49 each from Morang and Banke, 36 from Sarlahi, 20 from Dhanusha, 17 from Mahottari, 13 from Baglung, 10 from Sunsari, seven each from Bara, Kavre and Syangja, six from Makwanpur, five from Ramechhap, four each from Rautahat, Kailali and Kanchanpur, three each from Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Kaski, Surkhet and Bajhang, two each from Chitwan, Dhading, Dolakha and sindhuli, and one each from Saptari, Nuwakot, Myagdi, Bardiya, Jajarkot and Rukum (West) tested positive.
On Friday, Nepal had recorded five deaths and 464 new cases while five deaths and 360 new cases were reported on Thursday. The country reported two deaths and 381 new cases on Wednesday, compared to one death and 259 new cases on Tuesday. On Monday, the Health Ministry had reported 418 new cases, compared to one death and 246 new cases on Sunday.
The ministry said 16,313 individuals have made successful recoveries after being diagnosed with Covid-19. The ministry said 499 persons were discharged in the past 24 hours.
As many as 435,289 PCR tests have been performed in the country so far.
Seven districts—Khotang, Dhankuta, Sankhuwasabha, Manang, Mustang, Dolpa and Humla—don’t have any active cases, according to the ministry.
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