Nepal reports its fifth Covid-19 death and 156 new cases; national tally crosses 1,000The virus has now spread to 51 of the 77 districts.
Nepal on Thursday confirmed its fifth Covid-19 death and 156 new cases. The country’s Covid-19 tally now has reached 1,042.
According to the Health Ministry, a 56-year-old man from Bungmati in Lalitpur, who died on Wednesday at KIST Hospital tested positive for Covid-19.
“The man was admitted to the hospital on May 24 and tested positive for the coronavirus the following day,” Dr Bikash Devkota, spokesperson for the Health Ministry said at a regular press briefing on Thursday. “The patient was suffering from liver disease.”
The ministry also said 156 new cases were confirmed in 19 districts.
According to the ministry, samples of 29 individuals from Dhanusha, 25 from Jhapa, 20 from Rautahat, 17 from Mahottari, 14 each from Saptari Surkhet, eight from Dailekh, seven from Sarlahi, six from Siraha, three each from Syangja and Bardiya, two each from Dolakha Kailali and one each from Nawalparasi (East), Solukhumbu, Darchula, Makwanpur, Bajhanag and Banke tested positive for Covid-19.
According to the Health Ministry, the coronavirus infection has so far been reported in 51 districts.
Banke has so far reported 171 cases, the highest for a district, followed by Rautahat with 126 cases and Kapilvastu with 109 cases.
Similarly, 95 cases have been reported in Parsa, 78 in Jhapa and 50 in Bara.
Rupandehi, Dhanusha and Sarlahi and Udyapur have reported 44, 42 and 41 cases, respectively.
“So far, 60,696 polymerase chain reaction tests and 1,02,034 rapid diagnostic tests have been carried out across the country,” said Devkota. “Of them 86,057 individuals have been kept in quarantine across the country.”
Meanwhile, 187 patients from across the country have recovered, according to Devkota.
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