Nepal recorded the 11th COVID-19 death on Friday.
A youth from Surkhet who died Wednesday night has tested positive. The 20-year-old man from Hanse in Panchapuri municipality 2 had returned home Wednesday following 14 days of quarantine on return from India after testing negative in rapid diagnostic test.
Medical Superintendent with the Karnali Provincial Hospital Dr Dambar Khadka told Setopati that the swab sent for test on Thursday has returned positive result.
This is the 11th COVID-19 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.
The 35-year-old man from Dullu-11 of Dailekh who died in the quarantine facility of Dullu-7 was the seventh. The two-year-old girl who died at the isolation ward of Bajura District Hospital Sunday morning was the eighth.
The 45-year-old man from Purbakhola, Palpa, who died on June 2 was the ninth and the man from Dolakha who died at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) on Wednesday was the 10th to succumb to the virus.
Published Date: Friday, Jestha 23, 2077, 10:16:00