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MoHP confirms two COVID-19 deaths, death toll reaches 42


By TRN Online, Kathmandu, July 22: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has confirmed two COVID-19 deaths today.

“A 60-year old male of Dhanusa, Janakpur Sub-metropolitan City died while receiving treatment at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Dharan on July 21,” said Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson of the ministry in the daily press briefing today.

After sensing some health problems, he was admitted to BPKIHS on July 17, where he tested positive for COVID-19.

Likewise, a 49-year old Chinese national, infected with SARS-CoV-2, breathed her last today morning while receiving treatment at TU Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Maharajgunj, said Dr. Gautam.

She was working in Pokhara. After having some health problems, she was admitted to Pokhara-based Manipal Hospital.

On July 17, she was airlifted to Grande International Hospital in Kathmandu, where she tested positive for the virus. She was then shifted to TUTH, Maharajgunj.

With this, the COVID-19 death toll has reached 42 and the COVID-19 caseload stands at 18,094, including 12,684 cases of recovery.  

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