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Nepal records new COVID-19 death

21 May 2020, Kathmandu

A 41-year-old man has died from Coronavirus on Thursday morning taking the death tally to three in Nepal.

According to Chintamani Paudel, Chairman of Crimson Hospital, a coronavirus patient who was undergoing treatment at Manigram in Rupandehi succumbed to the novel virus at 7:10 am today.

The deceased, a 41-year-old man from Madane of Gulmi district, was admitted to the hospital on May 14 after complaining of difficulty in breathing.

His swab was tested at Province Laboratory, Butwal which confirmed him as COVID-19 positive.

According to hospital sources, the patient was suffering from other health issues, such as jaundice and pneumonia.

Likewise, the State 5 Ministry of Social Development confirmed the third COVID-19 fatality by issuing a press statement today.

“Cremation of the deceased will be conducted in line with the guidelines issued by the government, in coordination with local government, concerned authorities and security workers,” added Dr Chaudhary.

He had tested COVID-19 positive on May 18.

With this, the COVID-19 death toll in Nepal has reached three. However, the Ministry of Health and Population is yet to provide official information about it.

He was a teacher at a local school in Gulmi. According to hospital sources, he also did not have any recent travel history.

Earlier, a new mother in Sindhupalchowk and a youth from Banke were confirmed to have died from coronavirus on May 16 and 17 respectively in Nepal.

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