Nepal confirms 15th Covid-19 death as national tally crosses 4,000Even as a man in Chitwan succumbed to the coronavirus on Tuesday morning, the disease spread to 72 districts.
Nepal reported one more Covid-19 death and 323 new cases on Tuesday, taking the national toll from the disease to 15 and total cases to 4085.
According to the Health Ministry, a 68-year-old man from Bharatpur had tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday evening. The man died on Tuesday morning.
“The man was suffering from high fever, high blood pressure and pneumonia,” Dr Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson to the Health Ministry, said at a regular press briefing on Tuesday.
“Samples of 50 individuals in Mahottari, 45 in Dhanusha, 24 in Chitwan, 21 in Rautahat, 20 in Rupandehi, 19 in Kanchanpur, 17 in Sarlahi, 15 in Nawalpur, 12 each in Salyan, Nawalparasi (West) and Siraha, 11 in Baglung, 10 each in Kapilvastu and Darchula, nine in Banke, seven each in Saptari and Dadheldhura, six in Dang, four in Surkhet, three in Morang, two each in Jumla and Nuwakot, and one each in Ilam, Dhangadi, Sunsari, Myagdi and Kailali tested positive for the virus,” said Gautam.
On Monday, Nepal confirmed its 14th Covid-19 death and 314 new cases. There were 213 new infections confirmed on Sunday. Likewise, 323 new infections and two deaths were confirmed on Saturday and one death and 201 new cases were reported on Wednesday.
According to the ministry, people from 72 districts have contracted the coronavirus.
Kapilvastu has so far reported 569 cases, the highest for a district, followed by Rautahat with 425 cases while 391 cases have been reported in Sarlahi.
Similarly, Dailekh has reported 368 cases; Banke has recorded 280, Mahottari has recorded 160 cases and Dhanusa has so far reported 152 cases.
“So far, 106,331 polymerase chain reaction tests and 166,158 rapid diagnostic tests have been carried out across the country,” said Gautam.
According to Gautam, 584 people have been discharged from various hospitals after recovery.
Meanwhile, the Health Ministry has decided to send home to all suspects who stayed 14 days in quarantine without any testing.
“All suspects, who spent 14 days in quarantine will go home,” Gautam told the Post. “Covid-19 doesn't transmit to others after 14 days and a test is not required if the disease is not transmitted.”
Public health experts, however, warned that those who get infected in quarantine could transmit the disease after their return to their villages.
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