Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 20


June 17, 2020


Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 20

KATHMANDU: The death toll from coronavirus in Nepal has reached 20 after a 46-year-old woman who died in the Kohalpur-based Medical College in Banke district on Monday posthumously tested positive for COVID-19.

With this, the total number of coronavirus deaths so far in the country has reached 20.

The woman, who was being treated at the hospital’s ICU, had died on Monday evening.

According to Chief District Officer of Banke district Ram Bahadur Kurumbang, her report came out positive on Tuesday evening.

Hospital sources said she was also suffering from pneumonia, and was admitted to the hospital after her health condition deteriorated.

This is the second COVID-19 related death in Banke district.

Earlier, a 25-year-old youth had died due to coronavirus infection in the district.

COVID-19 deaths so far:

A 29-year-old new mother from Ramche in Bahrabise municipality, Sindhupalchowk was the first person to die of coronavirus in the country on May 14.

Likewise, the second death was a 25-year old man died in quarantine in Banke on May 17.

A 70-year-old man died at National Medical College in Birgunj on May 17. He was the third and a 41-year-old man from Madane rural municipality of Gulmi died at the Crimson Hospital on May 21 was the fourth to die of COVID-19.

Similarly, a person died in India while returning to Nepal on May 23. He was the fifth one to die while an elderly man from Bungmati of Lalitpur district died on May 27 to become the sixth one die of COVID-19.

The seventh was a 35-year-old man from Dullu-11 of Dailekh who died in a quarantine center.

Similarly, the eighth victim became a two-year-old girl who breathed her last at an isolation ward of Bajura District Hospital.

The ninth was a male from Dolakha who died at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) on Wednesday while undergoing treatment.

The 10th death was a 45-year-old man from Palpa who died in the course of treatment in the Palpa Mission Hospital on June 2. The deceased was from Purba Khola Rural Municipality of Palpa.

The 11th death was of an 18-year-boy who died in Surkhet on Thursday. The youth of Panchapuri municipality-1 had died as soon as he returned home after spending time in quarantine.

Likewise, the coronavirus report of a 58-year-old man of Jagadulla Rural Municipality-3 of Dolpa who died on Tuesday come positive on Saturday. He is the 12th victim of coronavirus.

The man was in home quarantine after reaching Dolpa from Surkhet with his friends on Sunday. His throat swab was collected two days after the death and sent for a PCR test, according to Karnali Province Ministry of Social Development.

The 13th death was of a 55-year-old woman of Dhangadhi-4. She was a kidney patient and died while undergoing dialysis at Seti Hospital on Friday afternoon. She had tested positive for coronavirus at the PCR test at the hospital.

Likewise, a 60-year-old man of Waling municipality-3 in Syangja district died on June 8. With this, the total number of deaths in the country reached 14.

Similarly, a 68-year-old man of Bharapur Metropolitan City-11 succumbed to the novel coronavirus on June 9 to become the 15th victim.

A 57-year-old resident of Malarani Rural Municipality-4 of Arghakhanchi district, who died due to coronavirus on June 11, was the 16th victim.

Likewise, Nepal reported the 17th COVID-19 related death on June 12. A 57-year-old man, who had died in Arghakhanchi district tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Nepal recorded 18th death on June 13. A man died due to COVID-19 in Birgunj Metropolitan City.

Similarly, the 19th death was reported on on June 13. A 36-year-old man from Gulmi undergoing treatment at an isolation facility in Resunga Municipality succumbed to the disease on June 13.

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