With one more death, COVID-19 death toll at BPKIHS reaches 16

Published On: August 29, 2020 12:30 PM NPT By: Rohit Rai

Six new cases of COVID-19 detected in last 24 hours in Dharan

DHARAN, Aug 29: A COVID-19 patient undergoing treatment at BP Koirala Institute of Health Science (BPKIHS) in Dharan died on Friday night.

A 84-year old woman from Badiya-6 of Siraha District succumbed to COVID-19 at around 11:20 pm on Friday, according to Dr Nidesh Sapkota, the spokesperson of the BPKIHS.

The old man was admitted to the hospital on August 22. He was tested positive for COVID-19 on the next day. The deceased was also a kidney patient, who was undergoing dialysis as well.

So far, 16 individuals have succumbed to COVID-19 infection at BPKIHS. In the past 24 hours, six new cases of COVID-19 including three Nepal Army personnel were detected in Dharan.

The army personnel deployed at ANFA quarantine facility in Dharan-17 were tested positive for the virus. Likewise, a 39-year old woman from Dharan-17 and two others at BPKIHS were diagnosed with COVID-19.

So far, 140 individuals have been diagnosed with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in Dharan alone.


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