First coronavirus related death reported in Chitwan

CHITWAN: First death related to the coronavirus infection has been reported in Chitwan district, on Tuesday.

The deceased is a 68-year-old male of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-11. He was transferred from Narayani Community Hospital where he was undergoing treatment to Bharatpur Hospital after he was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Monday evening.

According to Dr Shreeram Tiwari, Medical Superintendent at Bharatpur Hospital, the patient died at 7:05 am today. He had asthma.

Among the 310 PCR tests conducted at Bharatpur-based laboratory on Monday, 30 tested positive for the infection, 24 of them from Chitwan district.