CHITWAN – As many as 116 people from 13 districts have so far succumbed to the coronavirus. Among them are 64 from Chitwan while the remaining are from other 12 districts.
The Nepal Army Kalibahadur Battalion in Bharatpur, which has been managing the bodies of those who died due to the coronavirus, has so far managed 107 bodies. The remaining bodies have been taken away for final rites in coordination with concerned agencies.
Battalion sources said that the highest number of fatalities due to coronavirus infection is from Nawalparasi (Triveni Susta East). As many as 18 infected from Nawalparasi have succumbed to the disease in Chitwan-based hospitals.
Likewise, fatalities include 12 from Makawanpur, four each from Rautahat, Sarlahi and Gorkha, three from Tanahun, two from Kailali, one each from Rupandehi, Gulmi, Dhading and Pyuthan. As many as 5,923 people have been infected in the Chitwan district so far.