Thursday, October 29, 2020

Nepal’s coronavirus death tally surpasses 900

 In the last one week over a hundred Nepalis died of coronavirus taking the total tally to 904, according to Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

“The country reported 17 more fatalities linked with the novel coronavirus disease today,” the ministry confirmed, adding that with the new fatalities, Nepal’s coronavirus death toll has soared to 904 since the first death case was reported on May 16.

According to the ministry’s updates, it took just seven days to add 100 more fatalities to the Covid-19 death tally signaling the coming days are more difficult. Nepal recorded the 800th death on October 22 while the 700th fatality was reported on October 16.

The first case of death – due to Covid-19 infection – was reported in Sindhupalchowk district on Mary 16. A 29-year-old woman died of Covid-19, and Nepal ecorded 100the death from Covid-19 on August 15. From August 15, it took only 14 days to double the number of fatalities, whereas the death tally hit the 300 mark in just nine days on September 7. The number touched 401 on September 19 and 509 on October 1 and soared to 600 with 10 new deaths on October 9, according to the ministry.

On October 21, the country recorded 26 Covid-19-related deaths – the highest number of fatalities in a single day so far – and as of today Nepal’s coronavirus-related fatalities crossed 900 mark indicating the fatality rate in Nepal stands at 0.6 per cent of the total 164,718 infections confirmed so far.

Out of total 904 deaths, Bagmati Province is the worst-hit province with 436 people including a Chinese national’s death so far. Karnali province recorded the least number of Covid-19 related deaths as the western province rescored only 10 deaths linked with this disease reported so far.

The fatalities recorded 156 fatalities in Province 2, whereas Lumbini 124 and Province 1 recorded 114, and the death tally in Gandaki Province stands at 47, following Sudur Paschim Province with 17 fatalities till today, the ministry informed. “The Kathmandu Valley has so far recorded 328 fatalities in its three districts – some 209 in Kathmandu, 61 in Bhaktapur and 58 in Lalitpur – as the Valley slowly becoming a hot bed,

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