Update of June 2 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 571,111 after additional 4,524 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on June 2, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 461,563 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 80.8% along with the 7,555 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 13,805 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on June 2, 33% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 18.5% people diagnosed positive till now. On June 2, 496 people below the age of 19 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
Till now, the death toll has reached 7,386 According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 101 people died on June 2. There are 101,993 in isolation. There are more than 500 active cases in Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Rautahat, Dhanusha, Parsa, Mahottari, Bara, Saptari, Siraha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Kavrepalanchowk, Makwanpur, Dhading, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk, Sindhuli, Ramechhap, Kaski, Nawalparasi East, Gorkha, Tanahu, Syangja, Myagdi, Dang, Rupandehi, Banke, Palpa, Bardiya, Kapilbastu, Arghakhanchi, Nawalparasi West, Surkhet, Salyan, Dailekh, Dadeldhura, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Baitadi, Doti and Achham.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 75 districts have been following complete or partial prohibition till June 2, 2021, no further information have been received later.
In Province 1,
The prohibition order has been extended in Okhaldhunga and Solukhumbu for one more week. The meeting of District Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre extended the prohibition till June 9, 2021 in both the districts.
In Province 2,
The prohibition order has been extended in Mahottari, Parsa, Rautahat and Dhanusha District.
In Mahottari the prohibition has been extended till June 14, 2021, on the recommendation of the District level Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre (DCCMC) meeting held on June 2. In Parsa, it has been decided to extend the prohibition order in the district till June 13, 2021. In Rautahat, the district administration office has issued a notice on June 2 and decided to extend the prohibition till June 9. In Dhanusha, the prohibition has been extended till June 7, 2021.
In Bagmati Province,
The meeting of the Chief District Officers of the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley has decided to extend the prohibition order till June 14, 2021.
In Gandaki Province,
In Kaski, locals of Pokhara Metropolitan City-32 have protested saying that garbage disposed after the cremation of COVID patients has not been managed properly and is left at the Seti river bank. Ward Chairperson Akkal Bahadur Karki informed that the locals have been protesting against the lack of management in the disposal of PPE, medical gloves and rope used for tying corpses. Karki added, no process has been started even after the metropolitan city formed a team a month ago and informed the district level covid control committee to manage the disposed waste.
A team of health workers have been deployed to Gorkha’s Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality-1 and 2 on June 2. This team includes staff nurses and health assistants led by Dr. Krishna Hari Shrestha of Arughat Primary Health Centre. Chief District Officer Shaligram Sharma Poudel said that the health workers were sent as per the demand of the rural municipality. He said that the team will stay in Barpak for 10 days. He said that only 200 active infected people are in isolation in Barpak.
In Tanahu, the District Administration Office has closed two pharmacies in Shuklagandaki Municipality-4, Dulegouda on the basis of a complaint that they have been collecting swabs and selling medicines at high prices. Ajay Srivastava, chief of the health department of Shuklagand Municipality that further action would be taken if more fees were charged for providing all-accessible services during the crisis. He said that the two pharmacies were treating the patients without a doctor and did not even give them the receipts for medicine and laboratory receipt.
A meeting of the Lamjung District Covid Management Committee held on June 2 has decided to extend the prohibition order in the district for one week. According to the decision of the meeting, the time of the prohibition order has been extended till June 10.
In Karnali Province,
In Salyan, the Sarada Sabuj Bhawan with 25-bed constructed by the financial and technical support of Sarada Municipality and the labour donation of Sabuj Battalion Simkharka has been handed over to the Health Service Office Salyan on June 1. Keshav Budathoki, a planning officer at the district hospital, said that the building was constructed with the financial assistance of Rs 1.5 million from the municipality and labour donation of Rs 1 million from the Nepal Army. The 25-bed isolation has been constructed in the district hospital as the patients are not getting beds and the municipality has some problems in constructing its own isolation, said Suresh Adhikari, Mayor of Sarada Municipality.
In Sudur Paschim Province,
Shivanath rural municipality Baitadi has set up a temporary Covid hospital to treat covid patients and also conduct PCR test for two days a week in the village, said chairperson Karnasingh Saud. Dr. Pabitra Rai said that covid test will be conducted by antigen method two days a week on Monday and Friday from the temporary covid hospital.
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