Man dies of coronavirus in Arghakhanchi, Nepal’s death tally hits 16

12 June 2020, Kathmandu

Coronavirus infection has been confirmed in a man who died after falling ill at quarantine in Arghakhanchi district.

Coronavirus has been confirmed in a 57-year-old resident of Malarani Rural Municipality-4 of the district who died on the way back from Butwal after receiving treatment yesterday, according to Chief of the District Health Office Pushpa Thapa.

With this, the death toll from coronavirus in Nepal has reached 16. The Ministry of Health and Population is yet to officially confirm this.

Preparations have been made to cremate the deceased today after receiving the report. Deputy Superintendent of Police Madhav Budhathoki said that the body is being managed as per regulations.

The deceased had come from India on May 28. He was placed in the quarantine upon his arrival and was rushed to Arghakhanchi Hospital on Tuesday after his health condition deteriorated. The hospital had referred him to Butwal the same night.

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.

Likewise, the coronavirus report of a 58-year-old man of Jagadulla Rural Municipality-3 of Dolpa who died on Tuesday come positive on Saturday. He is the 12th victim of coronavirus.

The man was in home quarantine after reaching Dolpa from Surkhet with his friends on Sunday. His throat swab was collected two days after the death and sent for a PCR test, according to Karnali Province Ministry of Social Development.

The 13th death was of a 55-year-old woman of Dhangadhi-4. She was a kidney patient and died while undergoing dialysis at Seti Hospital on Friday afternoon. She had tested positive for coronavirus at the PCR test at the hospital.

Likewise, a 60-year-old man of Waling municipality-3 in Syangja district died on June 8. With this, the total number of deaths in the country reached 14.

Similarly, a 68-year-old man of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-11 succumbed to the novel coronavirus on June 9.

A 57-year-old resident of Malarani Rural Municipality-4 in Arghakhanchi district who died on the way back from Butwal on June 10.

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