KATHMANDU, July 4: Nepal's COVID-19 death toll has risen to 34 on Saturday, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) confirmed.
At a daily media briefing, ministry spokesperson Jageshwar Gautam said that a 44-year-old man from Palungtar-7 of Gorkha, who earlier tested positive for COVID-19, died in course of treatment at the District Hospital, Gorkha today morning. He had returned from Qatar on Wednesday and was staying at a quarantine facility in his village. His swab specimen was collected on Thursday and sent for COVID-19 test. The throat swab came positive earlier on Friday. He was also a diabetes patient.
Likewise, another 75-year-old man from Rupandehi, who earlier tested positive for COVID-19, died while undergoing treatment at TU Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu on Thursday. He was a tuberculosis patient.
"With two more deaths, Nepal's COVID-19 death toll has reached 34. We would like to pay tribute to the deceased and express deep condolence to the bereaved family members," MoHP Spokesperson Gautam said.
According to Gautam, 33,125 persons are at various quarantine facilities across the country. Likewise, 9,042 persons are undergoing treatment at various isolation centers. "As of today, 6,415 COVID-19 patients have returned home after recovery," he said.