314 more test positive, virus death toll climbs to 14

COVID-19 update Nepal

KATHMANDU, June 8: The Ministry of Health and Population confirmed 314 more infections on Monday, taking Nepal’s total COVID-19 cases to 3762. Of them, 294 are males and 20 are females.

The ministry also confirmed one more death as virus death toll climbed to 14 in Nepal.

Newly appointed Spokesperson at the ministry, Dr. Jageshwar Gautam, during a regular press briefing, said that of today’s infected, 106 are from Sarlahi, 31 are from Arghakhanchi, 24 are from Kapilvastu, 22 are from Saptari, 18 are from Bardiya, 12 from Mahottari, 11 from Rautahat, 10 from Dailekh, nine each from Jhapa and Morang, eight each from Parsa and Pyuthan, seven from Bara, five each from Salyan and Rupandehi, four from Dang, two from Nawalparasi and one each from Sunsari, Panthchat, Syangja (including one death), Kaski, Banke, Surkhet, Gulmi and Palpa, and 15 more have tested positive during tests conducted at the Provincial Public Health Laboratory Janakpur.

Devkota also confirmed the death of a 60-year-old male patient from Waling municipality-3 of Syangja district.

He died while receiving treatment at the Western Regional Hospital in Pokhara. He was a patient of kidney, diabetes and other ailments.

According to Gautam, 21 patients were discharged after recovery in the past 24 hours, a total of 488 patients have recovered until today.

The virus has spread to 71 districts in the country.