Banke, which has rampant cases of the new and more virulent variant of coronavirus, reported 11 more Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours.

Among the deceased, six Covid-19 patients undergoing treatment at Nepalgunj-based Bheri Hospital and five in the Kohalpur-based Teaching Hospital succumbed to the contagion, informed Tej Oli, resource person at District Covid-19 Crisis Management Cente.

With this, the number of Covid-19 deaths in the district has reached 361 with 204 from the district and 157 from other districts who went to the Banke for treatment.