Nepal reports first COVID-19 death

May 17 : A 29-year-old woman from Sindhupalchowk district has died of COVID-19 at Dhulikhel Hospital on Friday (May 15). This the first ever death caused by the deadly disease in Nepal.

According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Health and Population, the woman lost her life while undergoing treatment at Dhulikhel Hospital.

Laboratory samples collected from the deceased at Dhulikhel Hospital had tested positive for COVID-19 and it was later reconfirmed by the National Public Health Laboratory in Kathmandu.

She, a resident of Barhabise Municipality, Sindhupalchowk, had delivered a baby on May 6 at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu and returned home in the next day.

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