In the last 12 hours, at least 18 people have died in Kaski, Banke, and Palpa.
According to the respective district health offices, seven people died in Kaski and Banke, and four people died in Palpa as a result of the virus.
According to the western regional hospital, seven more people, including a postpartum woman, have died in Pokhara due to a lack of oxygen.
According to Dr Sharad Chandra Baral, the focal person of Western Regional Hospital’s COVID-19 ward, the deceased are three from Tahanun and one each from Myagdi, Syangja, Parbat, and Syangja.
They died when the high flow oxygen administered to the COVID-19 patient abruptly stopped.
The patients’ families had scrambled to the oxygen manufacturing industries in search of oxygen, but in vain.
Similarly, seven more people died as a result of the virus in Banke. Six died at Bheri Hospital, and one died at Nepalgunj Medical College, according to the District Health Office.
People ranging in age from 34 to 69 are among those who have died.
With this, the total number of COVID-19 deaths in Banke has risen to 558, including 270 from outside the district.
Similarly, four people from COVID-19 in Palpa district have been arrested.
According to the district health office, the deceased include one from Tansen municipality, one from Rambha rural municipality, and two from Raina Devi Chhahara rural municipality.