Virus death toll reaches nine in Nepal, total cases climb to 2300

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KATHMANDU, June 3: The Ministry of Health and Population confirmed one more death on Wednesday as Nepal’s coronavirus death toll climbed to nine.

The ministry also confirmed 201 more infections (179 males and 22 females) today, taking Nepal’s total cases to 2300.

“A 76-year-old male from Dolakha has died of coronavirus, taking Nepal’s total fatalities to nine,’ said ministry Spokesperson Bikas Devkota.

He was brought to Kathmandu Medical College in Sinamangal on May 26 for treatment after he suffered from hemorrhagic stroke, a medical condition when blood from an artery begins bleeding into the brain.

“He underwent a surgery there. But he was shifted to TU Teaching Hospital after he was tested positive for the virus on May 28.”

“He passed away today while undergoing treatment at the ICU,” Devkota added.


Terhathum, Taplajung and Panchthar also reported their first infections today as the virus has now spread across 64 districts.

According to Devkota, the infections were found in 26 districts today during tests conducted at various laboratories across the country.

“Of them, 69 patients are from Kapilvastu, 27 are from Rupandehi, 15 from Sarlahi, 11 from Rautahat, nine from Mahottari, eight each from Sunsari and Nawalparasi, seven each from Parsa, Dailekh and Kalikot, five from Dang, three each from Taplejung, Kailali, Salyan and Kathmandu, two each from Jhapa, Morang, Doti, Palpa and Pyuthan and one each from Dhankuta, Saptari, Panchthar, Terathum, Dhanusha and Sindhupalchowk,” he shared.

Of the total infected, 2130 are males and 170 are females, according to Devkota.

A total of 278 patients have recovered so far. Of them, 222 are males and 56 females.