May 16, 2020/Kathmandu
Government has confirmed that Covid-19 was the cause of the woman’s death admitted in Dhulikhel Hospital showing the symptoms.
The Ministry of Health and Population confirmed that the deceased’s swab specimen tested positive for coronavirus infection.
Though the tests conducted in Dhulikhel hospital showed her positive for the disease, the health ministry reports were awaited for the final confirmation.
The deceased, aged 29, a resident of Sindhupalchowk district, had delivered a baby nine days before at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), in Kathmandu before the tragic incident.
She had reached the hospital by foot and was sent home following the normal delivery.
However, she was ruahed to Dhulikhel Hospital after she developed difficulty in breathing and other complications.
The hospital premises have been sealed with high alertness around the area.
Swabs collected from her relatives have been also sent for tests and are kept in isolation.