Nepal | August 04, 2020

Nepal logs two more COVID-19 related deaths on Saturday

Nepal's COVID-19 death toll stands at 34

THT Online
Share Now:

KATHMANDU: Nepal has recorded two more COVID-19 related deaths, confirmed the Ministry of Health and Population, at its regular media briefing, on Saturday.

A 44-year-old male, resident of Palungtar Municipality-7, Gorkha, has succumbed to the coronavirus infection. The swab sample of the deceased had been collected on Thursday for COVID-19 testing, which came out positive on Friday confirming the transmission.

It has been learnt that the patient had pneumonia and had been admitted to Gorkha Hospital on Friday itself for treatment. The person breathed his last during the course of treatment at 5:00 am today.

He had returned from Qatar only on Wednesday and thereby had been quarantined at a Palungtar quarantine facility.

The body of the Covid-19 patient is being managed  by the Nepali Army as per guidelines prescribed by the Ministry.

Another person, a male aged 75, who was a resident of Devdaha Municipality in Rupandehi district, has passed away.

On June 28, the person had been admitted to Maharajgunj-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) for the treatment of tuberculosis.

He was diagnosed with the coronavirus infection post his death as his specimen tested positive for the respiratory infection on Thursday while he breathed his last during the course of treatment on Wednesday.

With the recent addition of two more cases, Nepal’s COVID-19 death toll stands at 34.

READ ALSO: Nepal’s Covid-19 tally hits 15,491 as 232 new cases surface on Saturday


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Former king Juan Carlos decides to leave Spain amid corruption allegations

Prosecutors looking into bribe allegations Pressure had been building on royals to take action Former king remains "at the disposal" of prosecutors The 82-year-old helped guide Spain back to democracy MADRID: Spain's former king Juan Carlos has decided to leave his country, a drama Read More...

Ruling party co-chairs stick to their guns

Oli to remain PM till general election, co-chair till General Convention: NCP leader Gokul Baskota Kathmandu, August 3 Co-chairs of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal and KP Sharma Oli held talks today in an attempt to break the current impasse in the party, but failed to Read More...

Airlines seek permission to resume flights

Airline companies have to resubmit their proposal for slots if flight operations are halted for more than 60 days Kathmandu, August 3 The government's decision to resume domestic and international flights from August 17 has prompted airline companies to start submitting their proposals to the Ci Read More...

Dhading bans sand mining during monsoon

Dhading, August 3 In view of increasing deaths related to river mining, the authority in Dhading decided to impose a complete ban on sand mining from rivers in the district during the monsoon season. There is already a rule that bans mining of river products using heavy equipment during the ra Read More...

File photo of Melamchi Water Supply Project tunnel.

‘Technical error caused Melamchi tunnel accident’

Kathmandu, August 3 A committee formed to investigate Melamchi tunnel incident has concluded that one of the sluice gates on the tunnel of the Melamchi Water Supply Project had broken due to a technical error. A project engineer and a driver had died due to the flood resulting from the breakag Read More...

reproductive health, Minister of State for Health and Population, Padma Kumari Aryal

Work responsibly, Minister Aryal directs employees

Kathmandu, August 3 Minister of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Kumari Aryal has directed government employees to work responsibly as the ministry has the responsibility of protecting the property of over 30 million people of the country. She said this at the annual Read More...

PM visits under-construction museum at his private residence

Bhaktapur, August 3 Prime Minister and Co-chair of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) KP Sharma Oli today visited his private residence at Balkot and met with people from different walks of life. This is the third time the prime minister has visited his private residence after being electe Read More...

‘Harsher punishment against acid attackers’

Kathmandu, August 3 Women and Social Welfare Committee of the House of Representatives has directed the home ministry to make some amendments to the legal arrangement and punishment related to incidents of acid attack, pointing out the need of timely revision. After the discussion held on ‘a Read More...