KATHMANDU: A man who died in home quarantine in Gulmi has tested positive for coronavirus taking the country’s death tally to 23.
A 69-year-old man from Mandanda of Chhatrakot Rural Municipality-5 died on Thursday night.
The swab sample of the deceased was collected and sent to the provincial laboratory in Rupandehi and coronavirus infection was confirmed in the test, Chief District Officer Bharat Kumar Sharma confirmed on Saturday.
The deceased was suffering from paralysis and had returned from India a few days back.
However, the Ministry of Health and Population is yet to formally announce the death.
Deaths so far:
Earlier, a 29-year-old woman from Sindhupalchowk, a 25-year-old man from Banke’s Narainapur, a 41-year-old man from Gulmi and a 70-year-old man from Bara’s Kalaiya died due to coronavirus in Nepal.
Similarly, a 52-year-old man from Lalitpur, a man from Arghakhanchi, a 35-year-old man of Dullu-11 of Dailekh, a 2-year-old girl of Bajura, a 76-year-old man of Dolakha and a 45-year-old man of Palpa had also died due to coronavirus.
A 58-year-old man from Jagadulla-3 of Dolpa, a 28-year-old man from Panchpuri Municipality-1 of Surkhet, a 55-year-old woman from Kailali, a 58-year-old man from Syangja and a 68-year-old man from Bharatpur Municipality-11 had died.
Likewise, a 57-year-old man of Malarani of Arghakhanchi, a five-year-old boy of Bara, a man found dead in Birgunj, a 26-year-old man of Gulmi and a 46-year-old woman of Banke had died due to coronavirus.
Similarly, a 46-year-old man of Godavari-4 and a 46-year-old man of Godavari-4 of Kailali have died.