Health ministry confirms fifth COVID-19 death in Nepal

Published On: May 28, 2020 03:35 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 28: Ministry of Health and Population has confirmed the fifth COVID-19 death in Nepal.

At a media briefing, Bikash Devkota, the spokesperson for the ministry, said that the fifth person succumbed to COVID-19 in Nepal.

The 56-year-old man from Bungmati of Lalitpur passed away due to COVID-19 on Wednesday evening, according to Devkota.

Earlier on Wednesday evening, it was reported that the man with Alcoholic Liver Disease died at Gwarko-based Kist Hospital on Wednesday. His swab sample tested positive for COVID-19. 

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