Nepal’s Covid-19 death toll crosses 100 mark; 468 new infections reportedThree people from Kapilvastu, Parsa and Dhanusa districts succumbed to the disease in the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry.
Nepal’s Covid-19 death toll reached 102 with three more deaths reported in the past 24 hours. The total number of cases, meanwhile, reached 26,019 after the confirmation of 468 new infections in different parts of the country.
The Ministry of Health and Population said three Covid-19 deaths were reported in Kapilvastu, Parsa and Dhanusa districts.
In Kapilvastu, a 40-year-old man from Mayadevi Rural Municipality died while undergoing treatment at Lumbini Provincial Hospital. He was admitted to the hospital on August 13 with complaints of fever, cough and breathing difficulty, said Ministry spokesperson Dr Jageshwor Gautam, during a regular press briefing on Saturday.
“Swab samples of the man were collected for a test on the day he was admitted to the hospital. His test results came back positive today,” said Gautam. “The man had come from India some three months ago and had stayed in quarantine when he had tested negative for the coronavirus infection.”
The second person to die due to Covid-19 is a 60-year-old man from Birgunj Metropolitan City in Parsa. Gautam said the man was admitted to Narayani Temporary Covid-19 Hospital on August 8 following respiratory problems. He had tested positive for the virus that same day.
Gautam said the patient was suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure and paralysis. He died on Friday.
Another person to die of Covid-19 is a 50-year-old man from Janaknandini Rural Municipality of Dhanusha district. He died on his way to Kathmandu on Friday.
Gautam, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, said the man had been referred to a hospital in Kathmandu by the Janakpur Provincial Hospital.
According to the ministry, 44 individuals from Province 2, 18 from Bagmati Province, 13 from Province 5, nine from Province 1, eight from Sudurpaschim Province, six from Gandaki Province and four from Karnali have died because of Covid-19 so far.
A total of 11,047 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests were performed in the past 24 hours. So far, 505,660 PCR tests have been performed in the country.
Samples of 80 individuals from Kathmandu, 65 from Morang, 54 from Sarlahi, 32 from Kapilvastu, 27 from Dhanusha, 24 from Parsa, 21 from Makwanpur, 19 from Sunsari, 14 from Bardiya, 11 each from Kaski, Banke and Dang, nine each from Mahottari, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Kavre and Lalitpur tested positive for coronavirus infection.
Test results of six samples from Khotang, five each from Siraha, Dolakha and Surkhet, four from Rautahat, three each from Bara, Ramechhap and Dailekh, two each from Udayapur, Saptari, Baglung, Nawalparasi (East), Tanahun and Rupandehi, and one each from Terhathum, Rasuwa, Sindhuli, Gorkha, Syngja, Gulmi, Bajhang and Dadeldhura also came positive.
Nepal reported four deaths and 594 new infections on Friday, On Thursday Nepal had reported four deaths and 525 new cases, compared to eight deaths and 484 new cases on Wednesday. On Tuesday, four deaths and 638 new cases were recorded while on Monday there were two deaths and 380 new cases. On Sunday, the country saw two deaths and 380 new infections. Three deaths and 378 new cases were confirmed on Saturday.
So far, 17,201 individuals have made successful recovery after being diagnosed with Covid-19, according to the ministry.
Five districts—Sankhuwasabha, Manang, Mustang, Dolpa and Humla—don’t have any active cases, according to the ministry.
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