Nepal has reported the seventh COVID-19 death on Saturday with the man who died while on quarantine in Dullu municipality of Dailekh testing positive.
Chief of the Health Division under the Social Development Ministry of Karnali province Dr Laxmi Narayan Tiwari said the sample sent to the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences in Jumla three days ago has returned positive result.
The 35-year-old man from Dullu-11 had died in the quarantine facility of Dullu-7 on the 10th day after he returned from India. He had died while walking after having morning tea.
This is the seventh death confirmed by Nepal.
The government on May 16 had confirmed that the 29-year-old new mother from Ramche in Bahrabise municipality, Sindhupalchowk was the first to die of COVID-19 in Nepal on May 14. The 25-year old man who died while quarantined in Banke on May 17 was the second.
The 70-year-old man who died at National Medical College in Birgunj on May 17 was the third and the 41-year-old man from Madane rural municipality of Gulmi who died at Crimson Hospital on May 21 the fourth.
The man who died in India while returning to Nepal on May 23 was the fifth while the man from Bungmati Lalitpur who died on May 27 the sixth.
Published Date: Saturday, Jestha 17, 2077, 18:43:00