Comparative analysis of COVID-19 case fatality rate between two waves in Nepal

Sulochan Gc, Ashok Khanal, Atmika Paudel, Vijay S Gc, Aashis Khanal, Suresh Panthee

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The first COVID-19 case in Nepal was reported on January 23, 2020. Then infection, then, started to spread gradually, and October marked the most devastating increase in COVID-19 cases of the year 2020. Compared with the October 2020 peak in Nepal, the May 2021 peak of COVID-19 observed 2- and 10-fold rise in new cases and deaths per day, respectively. Given that this surprising increase in the death rate was not observed in other countries, this study analyzed the COVID-19 case fatality rates between the two peaks in Nepal. We found an increase in death rates among younger adults and people without comorbidities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-189
Number of pages4
JournalInfluenza and other Respiratory Viruses
Issue number2
Early online date14 Oct 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2022
Externally publishedYes


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