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One More Nepali Dies Of COVID-19 In Virginia, US

By N24 Correspondent, VIRGINIA:- Mahesh Panthi, a non-resident Nepali from Centerville, Virginia, has died of coronavirus or COVID-19 on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, according to his family sources.

Panthi was undergoing treatment for the past 20 days in Inova Fairfax Hospital, Virginia, where he breathed his last. He was originally from Kupandol, Lalitpur and is survived by his mother, wife, one son and one daughter.

Various Nepalese organizations have expressed grief over the demise of Panthi. Issuing a statement, Bijay Shrestha, former chairperson of Baltimore Association of Nepalese in America has expressed sorrow and condolences for Panthi’s family.

In the U.S., at least 11 Nepalese have died of COVID-19 and at least 10 of them have died in New York.

As of today, the overall number of infected people in the US has crossed 1 million, while more than 59,000 people have died of the pandemic.

New York has been the epicenter of the highly contagious disease with more than 300,000 infections and 23,000 deaths, followed by New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, California and Pennsylvania, respectively.

At the global level, the number of infections have reached more than 3.1 million, while at least 215,000 have died because of the virus, according to John Hopkins University data.

Published Date: Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 | 08:27 PM

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