SURKHET, June 5: A 20-year-old youth from Panchapuri Municipality-1, Hansegaun, in Surkhet district has succumbed to COVID-19 infection.
The young man had returned home earlier on Wednesday after staying at a quarantine facility for 14 days. He, however, died on Thursday morning at 2:15. His swab samples collected after his death tested positive for the virus via the PCR method.
He stayed at the Panchapuri-based Bidyapur Multiple Campus after returning from the Indian city of Mumbai. “After testing negative for COVID-19 via the RDT method, he was sent home,” Nawaraj Kandel, who heads the Public Health Division at the Social Development Ministry of Karnali Province, said.
Kandel also added that they are working on collecting the travel history of the deceased and tracing contacts.
Meanwhile, a press statement published by the Karnali Province Social Development Ministry on Friday morning also confirmed the death due to COVID-19 infection.