Six more Covid-19 infected persons who were undergoing treatment at Dhangadhi-based Seti Provincial Hospital died while undergoing treatment in the last 24 hours, in Kailali.

According to Shivaraj Joshi, Information Officer at the District Administration Office, a 77-year-old female of Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City-6, a 22-year-male of Dhagadhi-13, a 71-year-old male of Bhimdutta Municipality-12 in Kanchanpur, a 66-year-old male of Maalikarjun Rural Municipality-8 in Darchula, a 26-year-old male of Bajhang, and a 30-year-male of Bardiya died while they were undergoing treatment in the provincial hospital.

According to the information officer, three of them succumbed to the infection in the emergency ward of the hospital.

Among the deceased, four had tested positive for the infection through antigen tests, Joshi added.