KATHMANDU, May 29: The death toll from the novel coronavirus has reached six in Nepal after the Health and Population Ministry confirmed another death on Friday.
According to the Spokesperson at the ministry, Bikas Devkota, a 35-year-old male from Bhumikasthan municipality-9 of Arghakhanchi district, who died while returning from India on May 23 have tested positive for the virus.
“He used to work in India His samples were taken and May 24 for COVID-19 testing,” said Devkota.
Likewise, Devkota shared that 170 more people have tested positive in the last 24 hours, taking Nepal’s total cases to 1212. Of them 165 are males and five are females. 56 people from Rautahat, 51 from Kapilvastu, 28 from Jhapa, 10 from Banke, five each from Parsa and Sarlahi, four each from Saptari and Bara, two each from Nawalparasi and Danga and one each from Myagdi and Rupendahi have tested positive at the various laboratories today.
According to Devkota, 24 males aged 18-41 from Kachankawal rural municipality and three males aged 24-54 from Tayari Vitta of Jhapa have tested positive during the tests conducted at the Koshi Hospital Biratnagar
Likewise, four males aged 20-26 from Rajbiraj of Saptari and a 34-year-old male from Bhadrapur of Jhapa have tested positive at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences; four males aged 27-45 from Pacharauta municipality of Bara, four males aged 21-42 form Pokhariya municipality and a 34-year-old male from Jirabhawani rural municipality of Parsa have tested positive at Narayani Hospital, Birjung; a 31-year-old female from Sarlahi (currently receiving treatment in Patan) have tested positive at Patan Hospital, Lalitpur; and a 30-year-old male from Malika rural municipality of Myagdi have tested positive at Gandaki Hospital.
Similarly, ten males aged 17-41 from Duduwa rural municipality of Banke have tested positive at Bheri Hospital; and four males aged 23-26 from Kapilvastu municipality of Kapilvastu and two males aged 19, 21 from Devachuli municipality of Nawalparai have tested positive at Bharatpur Hospital.
Also, 84 have tested positive at National Public Health Laboratory.
23 males aged 7-52 are from Yasodhara rural municipality of Kapilvastu; 56 males aged 22-70 and two girls are from Rajpur municipality of Rautahat; and three males and one female aged 19-30 are from Malangawa municipality of Sarlahi.
At Provincial Public Health Laboratory Rupendahi, 15 males aged 17-44 from Kapilvastu and a 27-year-old male from Sainamaina municipality of Rupandehi have tested positive.
Likewise, two males aged 28-41 from Gadhawa rural municipality of Dang and nine males aged 17-52 Bijayanagar rural municipality of Kapilvastu have tested positive at Rapti Academy of Health Science Dang.
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The virus has now spread to 52 districts after Myagdi became the latest district to report infection today.
With Myagdi adding to the list, the virus has affected five districts in Gandaki with 20 confirmed cases. In the province, Baglung has eight cases, Syangja has five cases, Nawalparasi East has five cases (two new) and Lamjung has one case.
Province 2 is the worst-hit state with a total of 490 confirmed cases. Rautahat is the hotspot in the state with a total of 178 cases (56 new), followed by Parsa with 100 cases (five new). Bara has 52 cases (five new, also including one death), Sarlahi has 47 cases (five new), Dhanusha has 44 cases, Saptari has 33 cases (four new), Mahottari has 22 cases and Siraha has 14 cases.
Province 5 is the second most affected state with 433 confirmed cases in nine districts. Here, Banke and Kapilvastu are the hotspots with 181 cases (10 new) and 160 cases (51 in the last 24 hours) respectively (including one death reported in Banke), followed by Rupandehi with 44 cases (one new). Dang has 22 cases (two new), Bardiya has 10 cases, Nawalparasi has six cases, Arghakhanchi has four cases (including one death reported today), Gulmi has four cases (including one death) and Rukum East has three cases.
Province 1 has reported 157 cases in eight districts. Jhapa is the worst-hit district in the province with 105 cases (28 new, in the last 24 hours). Udayapur has 33 cases, Dhankuta has seven cases, Morang has six cases, Sunsari has three cases and Khotang, Bhojpur and Solukhumbu has one case each.
Karnali, which was the last province to report an infection, has now 47 cases in three districts. Surkhet hs 29 cases, Dailekh has 16 cases and Jumla has two cases. No new infection was reported in the state today.
Bagmati has 44 cases in 12 districts. Kathmandu has the highest number of infection with 18 cases, followed Chitwan with six cases, Makwanpur with five cases, Bhaktapur with four cases, Dhading with three cases, Lalitpur with two cases (including one death reported on Thursday) and Kavrepalanchowk, Dolakha, Nuwakot, Ramechhap, Sindhuli and Sindhulaplchowk (including one death, also Nepal’s first death) has one case each. No new infections were reported in the province today.
Sudurpaschim has 21 cases in seven districts. Kailali has ten cases, Baitadi has five cases, Achham has two cases and Kanchanpur, Darchula, Bajhang and Dadeldhura has one case each. The province also reported no new infection today.
Of the total infected 1103 are males and 109 are females.