Nepal's Covid-19 tally reaches 682 with seven new cases and one deathSwab samples of a 70-year-old man from Bara who died on May 17 came positive for coronavirus.
Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 682 after the confirmation of seven new cases including one death on Monday.
“A 70-year-old man, who died on May 17 at the National Medical College in Birgunj, tested positive for Covid-19,” said Dr Bikas Devkota, spokesperson for the Health Ministry, at a regular press briefing. “With this, the number of people who've succumbed to the disease has reached four.”
The man had been admitted to the intensive care unit of the Birgunj-based National Medical College for tuberculosis and pneumonia.
Likewise, tests conducted on samples of six individuals— three from Bardiya and one each from Achham, Parsa and Bara— also came positive for the disease.
“Tests conducted on the samples of six men between the age of 18-32 at the laboratories in Seti Hospital, Bheri Hospital and Narayani Hospital came positive for Covid-19,” said Devkota.
On Monday morning, the government had reported 72 new cases from nine different districts.
The government on Sunday had confirmed 19 new cases from 10 different districts.
Out of the total cases, 602 are men and 80 are women. The country has reported four Covid-19 deaths so far.
According to the Health Ministry, the virus has now spread to 43 districts. The government has anticipated an exponential rise in Covid-19 cases throughout the country—1,000 within a week and around 2,000 in 10 days.
Banke has so far reported 146 cases, the highest in the country. The number of cases in Parsa is 95. Eighty-three cases have been reported in Kapilvastu, 49 in Rautahat and 43 in Rupandehi. Bara has reported 37 cases with one death and Jhapa has reported 36 cases, while 34 cases have been reported in Sarlahi, along with 33 in Udayapur.
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