Coronavirus spreads to 68 districts in Nepal

Sharada Khatri

KATHMANDU: Coronavirus has spread to 68 out of 77 districts of Nepal.

According to the Ministry of Health, the number of districts affected by COVID-19 has reached 68 after new cases in Gorkha, Kaski and Humla.

So far, the number of people infected with coronavirus in 68 districts of Nepal has reached 2,912. With the addition of 278 cases in the last 24 hours, the total number of infected has reached 2,912.

At a regular press conference of the Ministry of Health and Population, Spokesperson Dr. Bikash Devkota said that coronavirus infection has reached 68 districts.

Coronavirus infection has been confirmed in 242 people in 12 districts of Province 1, 993 people in 8 districts of Province 2, 85 in 12 districts of Bagmati Province, 57 in 9 districts of Gandaki Province, 965 in 11 districts of Province 5, 479 in 7 districts of Karnali Province and 91 in 9 districts of Sudurpaschim Province.

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 who 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 who 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.

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