Three succumb to COVID-19, death toll in Nepal climbs to 48

  • July 27, 2020

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has confirmed three COVID-19 deaths today.

A 65-year old COVID-19 patient of Birgunj Metropolitan City-10, died on July 26 while receiving treatment in Gandak Temporary COVID-19 Hospital, Birgunj, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

He was also suffering from chronic heart disease and diabetes.

Likewise, a 36-year old male of Sahidnagar Municipality, Dhanusa, who had tested positive for COVID-19, breathed his last on July 26.

After having some difficulties in breathing, he was admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Janakpur Provincial Hospital on July 25. After his health condition deteriorated, the hospital referred him to BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Dharan. He died on the way, while he was being taken to BPKIHS, said Dr. Gautam.

Also, a 60-year old male COVID-19 patient of Bara died today, while receiving treatment at TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj. He was suffering from pneumonia, brain hemorrhage and kidney disease.

With this, the COVID-19 death toll has reached 48 in Nepal and the total COVID-19 caseload stands at 18,752 with 13,754 cases of recovery.