Update of January 26 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 270,092 after additional 303 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on January 26, 2020. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 264,823 of the total infected have recovered. On January 26, the rate of recovery reached 98.1% along with the 285 latest recovered. The ministry reported that 3,252 people are being treated. Out of which 2,502 are in home isolation, 139 are being treated in ICU, and 24 are being treated with the support of the ventilators. Till now, the death toll has reached 2,017. According to the Ministry, 4,575 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. There aren’t any active cases in Rukum West, Kalikot, and Mugu, while Kathmandu has more than 500 active cases.
In Bagmati Province,
According to Nuwakot representative Nawadeep Shrestha, vaccination will be provided to 2,402 people in the first phase of the vaccination program against COVID-19 in the district. The Nuwakot Health Office has issued a press release on January 26 stating that in the first phase, vaccination will be provided to 2,402 people including health workers, women health volunteers, sanitation workers of health institutions and municipalities, ambulance drivers and people involved in cremating the bodies of those who die due to COVID-19. Chief of the Health Office, Sagar Prasad Ghimire, said that the first phase of the vaccination campaign will be conducted from January 27 to February 1 and a vaccination center will be set up at Trishuli District Hospital and Kharanitar Hospital. According to Ghimire, head of the health office, vaccines and other supplies have been received for the first phase of the vaccination campaign.
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