Nepal reports record 334 infections in a single day, virus death toll climbs to 10

KATHMANDU, June 4: Nepal on Thursday reported one more fatality from coronavirus and over 300 infections in a single day as the total COVID-19 cases in the country has jumped to 2,634. The death toll from the virus has reached 10.

According to the Spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population, Bikas Devkota, a 45-year-old male from Purbakhola municipality of Palpa district has died of coronavirus.

“He had returned from India five days ago. He was staying in a local quarantine. After he complained of breathing difficulties, he was admitted to Mission Hospital, Palpa on June 1. He died on Tuesday,” said Devkota.

“His swab samples were collected for COVID-19 test. He has tested positive,” he added.

Devkota also confirmed 334 new cases today. This is the first time Nepal has reported over 300 cases in a single day.

Of them, 113 cases are from Dailekh alone. 65 cases are from Rautahat, 42 are from Banke, 29 are from Kapilvastu, 15 are from Dang, 13 are from Saptari, 12 from Bara, 10 from Baglung, six are from Dhanusha, five are from Jhapa, four are from Parbat, three each from Doti, Khotang, Mahottari and Sarlahi, two from Morang and one each from Parsa, Taplejung, Sindhuli, Myagdi, Syangja and Mugu. Of them, Total 319 are males and 15 are females.

Province 2 is the hotspot for the virus with 963 confirmed cases, followed by Province 5 with 898 confirmed cases in 11 districts.

Mugu became the latest district to report the virus as the virus has spread to six districts in Karnali. The province has reported 383 confirmed cases. Province 1 has 197 confirmed cases in 12 districts, Sudurpaschim has 81 confirmed cases, Bagmati has 59 confirmed cases in 12 districts and Gandaki has 53 confirmed cases in seven districts.

Of the total infected, 2450 are males and 184 are females.

A total of 290 (234 males and 56 females) have recovered.