MoHP confirms second COVID-19 death in Nepal; total cases reaches 295

Kathmandu, May 17: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has confirmed second death of COVID-19 in Nepal.

Dr. Bikash Devkota, Spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press meet today said that a 25-year old male died of COVID-19 in Banke-based quarantine today.

The youth staying at Dipendra Secondary School’s quarantine in Narainapur Rural Municipality-5, Banke breathed his last today morning at 6:20 AM.

The deceased had returned to Nepal from Mumbai, India on May 13.

“The deceased had fallen sick from Saturday evening.” said Krishna Chandra Maurya, Ward Chair of Nairanapur-5. “Others staying at quarantine said that the youth had fainted after continuous vomiting and he died before being taken to the hospital.”

Swab sample of the deceased was collected on Saturday as he had come in direct contact with eight COVID-19 patients found in Narainapur two days ago.

After eight persons who had returned from Mumbai tested positive for virus in Narainapur, 263 swab samples of people who had been in contact with the COVID-19 patients, including the deceased, were collected on Saturday.

Health ministry confirms three new COVID-19 cases, number of total cases reaches 295

Nepal reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday evening, taking the national tally to 295.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population, swab samples of a 34-year-old woman from Dhankuta, a 29-year-old woman and a 36-year-old male from Biratnagar, Morang, tested positive for this virus during a lab test conducted at the Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Science earlier today.

Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari, joint spokesperson for the health ministry informed that they all are normal.

Of the total confirmed cases so far, 36 have recovered while two have died of this disease as of Sunday evening.

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