A press statement issued by the Karnali Province Social Development Ministry today morning has confirmed the death of a 20-year-old male from Panchapuri Municipality-1, Hansegaun, in Surkhet district due to Covid-19 infection.

The male had returned home on Wednesday after staying at a quarantine center for 14 days. He breathed his last at 2:15 on Thursday morning.

His swab sample, collected after his death, resulted positive for the virus in a PCR test.

The young male had stayed in a quarantine center at Bidyapur Multiple Campus of Panchapuri upon his arrival from Mumbai.

He had been sent home after testing negative for Covid-19 in an RDT test, informed Nawaraj Kandel of the Public Health Division at Social Development Ministry of Karnali Province.

With this, the national death toll due to coronavirus has jumped to 11, including two fatalities in Karnali alone.