Staff reporter 

A 44-year-old woman died with Covid-19 yesterday taking the total death toll to five. 

The woman, who resided in Wangdigatshel village in Phuentsholing, Chukha was suffering from Carcinoma (cancer) of the gallbladder with liver metastasis under palliative care. 

According to the ministry, she had complained of appetite loss, disorientation and bowel complications yesterday and was immediately evacuated to Phuentsholing hospital for resuscitation and emergency medical intervention. “Despite all the efforts, she could not be saved.”

“It is always with so much pain and devastation that we share updates of such nature. Yet, amid the raging pandemic that we are fighting together, we are duty-bound to inform the unpalatable fact,” the ministry’s announcement stated.