BANKE : A new mother has died due to COVID-19 in the Banke district this morning. The 29-year-old mother from Bhimdatta Municipality-2 passed away at the Teaching Hospital in Kohalpur, said Naresh Shrestha, spokesperson at the health office in Banke.
The woman had given birth to twins at the Seti Hospital in Dhangadi. Although she was given eight pints of blood and four pints of platelets, her condition could not improve. She tested positive for the virus on September 30, according to a statement released by the hospital.
She was admitted to Teaching Hospital on October 1. Preparations are underway to cremate the body of the woman, said Chief District Officer Ram Bahadur Kurumbang. With this, the district has recorded 20 deaths from the virus so far.