COVID-19 Death Toll Hits 73, Kathmandu Records 62 New Cases

Kathmandu, Aug. 8: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) confirmed three COVID-19 related deaths on Saturday, taking the death toll to 73.

Three persons from Parsa, Morang and Kathmandu succumbed to COVID-19 in last one day, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

A 74-year-old male of Chapkaiya, Birgunj Metropolitan City-3, Parsa, succumbed to the virus infection at 1:30 on Friday, August 7 while receiving treatment at COVID-19 temporary hospital, Gandak. He was also suffering from diabetes and asthma.

A 58-year-old male COVID-19 patient of Biratnagar Metropolitan City-9, Morang breathed his last on Friday morning at 9:15 am while receiving treatment in Koshi Hospital. He was also suffering from high blood pressure, fever and pneumonia.

Likewise, a 41-year-old female of Tokha Municipality-6, Kathmandu, who had tested positive for COVID-19, breathed her last on Friday, August 7 at Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Patan.

Meanwhile, the Ministry confirmed 62 new cases of COVID-19 in Kathmandu Valley on Saturday.

In 7,788 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, as many as 62 persons were found with the virus infection in the Valley itself, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing.

Of the 62 new cases, 56 were detected in Kathmandu and three each in Bhaktapur and Lalitpur.

Moreover, 378 cases of virus infection were detected across the nation on Saturday, taking the tally to 22,592 including 16,313 cases of recovery and 73 death cases.

– The Rising Nepal

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