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KATHMANDU: Nepal has reported a fifth death from COVID-19 infection in the country.
The fifth case has been reported at the Lalitpur-based KIST Hospital on Wednesday.
The man, 57, of Bungmati, Lalitpur-22, had been admitted to the hospital on May 25 with complaints of liver issue, a senior Health Administrator at the District Health Office, Lalitpur, Dr Khageswor Gelal confirmed adding, “He was brought to the hospital with complaints of ‘alcoholic liver disease’.
“His swab was taken to the National Public Health Laboratory for test where he had tested positive,” Gelal said.
Prior to this, he was undergoing treatment at the Patan Hospital from where he was taken to KIST as his health deteriorated.
Meanwhile, Dr Gelal said they will start tracing from tomorrow to confirm how he was infected with the coronavirus.
Expressing shock at the death of the person of his ward, Ambir Raj Shakya, Chairman of Ward-22, said the person had not even gone out of the district during the lockdown period.
The fifth death comes at a time when the country reported 114 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday with the number of coronavirus positive cases reaching a total of 886.
Nepal had reported the fourth death of a 70-year-old man on May 17 at the Birgunj-based National Medical College.
So far, the country has reported five deaths — a 25-year-old man from Banke, a 29-year-old woman from Sindhupalchowk, a 41-year-old man from Gulmi, a 70-year-old man from Bara, and a 57-year-old man from Lalitpur.
So far, coronavirus has been spread to 47 of the 77 districts of the country.
The State-5 has the highest number of COVID-19 infected people. As many as 365 people have tested positive to the virus in nine districts of the State.
The Sudur Paschim State has the lowest number of infected people with 17 in its five districts, the health ministry sources said.
Likewise, the State-1 has 103 infected in its seven districts followed by 324 in State 2; 39 in Bagmati State; 13 in Gandaki State and 25 in Karnali State.
Likewise, as many as 70,305 people are in different quarantines, and 699 are in isolation across the country.
Meanwhile, a total of 28 have been discharged from various hospitals on Tuesday and Wednesday. With this, the total number of discharged after recovery has reached 183 so far.