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Three Nepalese Die In A Single Day In New York Due To Coronavirus

By Manoj Rijal, NEW YORK: Three Nepalese have succumbed to the deadly coronavirus or COVID-19 infection on a single day on Saturday, April 5, 2020 in New York, bringing the total number of deaths for the Nepalese in the U.S. to five.

The dead have been identified as 40-year-old Sonam Lama along with and 48-year-old Thokme Bista and Ajayman Chhochu.

“Chhochu was receiving treatment at the hospital, while the other three died during self-quarantine at their respective places,” Sanjay Thapa, a social worker based in New York, told Nepal24hours.com.

Before these four deaths, Anil Limbu, an Uber taxi driver in New York, died of the coronavirus complications on March 24, 2020.

“It’s really tough to control coronavirus spread in this crowded city where 80-90 people live in a single apartment building,” Thapa said, adding that the Nepalese community in New York is preparing to help perform the last rituals of the four, who passed away on a single day.

As of March 31, 2020, as many as 400 Nepalese in the U.S. were feared to have caught the coronavirus infection.

Latest estimates suggest that this terrible figure is on a rise and a large number of Nepalese along with other people have been infected.

According to NYC Health data compiled until 5 pm, April 4, 2020, a total of 60,850 people have been infected in the five boroughs of New York City, while 2,254 have been dead and 12,716 were hospitalized.

In the whole New York State, the number of infected was recorded at 122,031, as of 5:53 GMT, April 5, 2020, the highest of any U.S. state, followed by New Jersey (37,505), Michigan (14,225), California (14,005) and Louisiana (13,010), among other U.S. states.

In the entire United States, the number of infected people was recorded at 327,920, which was the highest number of infection in the whole world, followed by Spain (130,759), Italy (128,948), Germany (98,772), France (89,953) and China (81,669), among other countries.

Likewise, Italy has recorded the highest number of deaths at 15,887, followed by Spain (12,418), USA (9,326), France (7,560), UK (4,934), Iran (3,603) and China (3,329), among other countries.

Published Date: Sunday, April 5th, 2020 | 11:29 AM

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