May 16, 2020: Nepal reported its first Covid-19 death on today.
The Health Ministry, in a statement issued late Saturday, said a postpartum woman, who died on the way to Dhulikhel Hospital, was the first Covid-19 fatality in the country.
She had passed away on Friday.
The deceased, a native of Sindhupalchok district, had delivered a baby nine days ago at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), in Kathmandu. Following the delivery of her child, she was discharged from the health facility and went back home. She was taken to local health centre after she suddenly developed a difficulty in breathing. After her condition worsened, she was referred to the Dhulikhel Hospital on May 14. She died on the way to the hospital.
As of Saturday night, 281 people had tested positive for Covid-19 in the country, including the one death.