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COVID-19 claims two more lives, death tally reaches 13



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, June 6: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has confirmed two COVID-19 death cases today.

Dr Bikash Devkota, spokesperson of the ministry, in the daily press briefing today confirmed that two persons from Dolpa and Dhandaghi had succumbed to COVID-19.

Dr Devkota said that a 58-year old male from Jagadulla of Dolpa district who breathed his last at around 2:00 AM on June 3 was found to be COVID-19 positive in RT-PCR test done at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS).

The deceased had reached Dolpa from Surkhet on May 29. Dr Devkota said that he was an asthmatic patient.

Likewise, a 55-year old female of Dhangadhi-4 who died at around 12:00 PM on June 5 has been found to be COVID-19 positive.

According to Dr Devkota, the deceased was a kidney patient and she died while undergoing dialysis at Seti Hospital.

Her RT-PCR test was done at Seti Hospital Laboratory itself.

With this, the COVID-19 death toll in Nepal has reached 13. Also, the national COVID-19 tally has reached 3,235 including 365 cases of recovery.

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