Update of May 11 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 413,111 after additional 9,483 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on May 11, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 312,019 of the total infected have recovered and the rate of recovery has reached 75.5% along with the 5,225 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 20,596 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on May 11, 46% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 15.5% people diagnosed positive till now. On May 11, 932 people below the age of 19 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
Till now, the death toll has reached 4,084. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 225 people died on May 11. There are 97,008 in isolation. There are more than 500 active cases in Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Rautahat, Dhanusha, Parsa, Mahottari, Bara, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Kavrepalanchowk, Makwanpur, Dhading, Nuwakot, Kaski, Nawalparasi East, Gorkha, Dang, Rupandehi, Banke, Palpa, Bardiya, Kapilbastu, Nawalparasi West, Surkhet, Kailali, Kanchanpur and Baitadi.
In Province 1,
Due to the increase in the cases of COVID-19 infection a prohibitory order has been issued in Panchthar district from May 11 and in Ilam district from May 11 to 26. Myanglung Municipality, Laligurans Municipality, Chhathar Municipality, Menchyayem Municipality, Phedap Municipality, and Atharai Municipality of Tehrathum have carried out partial lockdown till May 17. In Panchthar, three hospitals have prepared isolation of 45 beds with 47 oxygen cylinders. In Sankhuwasabha, the Chichila rural municipality has constructed a five-bed isolation room on May 11 to prevent and control the second phase of COVID-19. Patel Engineering Company, which is constructing the Arun III project, has provided 10 oxygen cylinders to Chichila rural municipality. In Tehrathum, 62 people have been infected with Covid-19 till May 11, 2021.
In Province 2,
The Babala Municipality of Mahottari district has suspended all the non-essential services from May 12, 2021, due to the increase of the pandemic. Meanwhile, health services and garbage management will not be stopped. The district is following the prohibition order since May 4 and will be following it till May 14.
In Bagmati Province,
In Kathmandu, the Supreme Court has issued an interim order to the government to work effectively for the immediate protection of the lives of the citizens affected by Covid-19. Different notices issued by the three district administration offices state that the prohibition has been extended for 15 days in Kathmandu Valley. The prohibition is till May 27, 2021. The meeting has decided not to transport construction materials in the afternoon. The meeting has banned weddings, Bratbandha and parties at the party palace. Kali Prasad Parajuli, Kathmandu’s Chief District Officer informed that it has been decided not to allow more than 10 people to attend weddings, and other ceremonies even at home. Due to the increase in the number of Covid cases, a prohibitory order has been issued in Rasuwa district from May 10. Shailang rural municipality of Dolakha has decided to provide Rs. 500 regularly to those living in home isolation due to covid infection. The rural municipality has decided to provide assistance to facilitate medical treatment and nutritious food during the pandemic. Currently, 15 infected people, including the staffs of the rural municipality are in home isolation.
In Gandaki Province,
In Myagdi district, a prohibitory order has been issued in Raghuganga rural municipality from May 12 to May 22. Although the village municipality has been preparing to conduct all the school level examinations from May 16, the examinations have been postponed until further notice. The Dhaulagiri rural municipality of West Myagdi has stopped non-essential services and has built a five-bed covid-19 hospital with a doctor. Similarly, a 10-bed hospital with five Covid beds and with two doctors has been set up in Malika rural municipality. Similarly, a five-bed hospital has been set up in Annapurna Rural Municipality, a five-bed hospital with one doctor in Raghuganga Rural Municipality, a five-bed hospital with one doctor in Mangala Rural Municipality. All the rural municipalities have also prepared five large oxygen cylinders.
In Lumbini Province,
Rolpa Hospital is experiencing a shortage of oxygen as the number of covid-infected people is increasing day by day. Eight infected people are being treated by giving continuous oxygen, and now they are not able to provide more oxygen to new patients if needed. There is a lack of oxygen in the district hospital of Salle in Rukum West. Out of 35 patients in the isolation of the district hospital, 15 have to be given oxygen, but there are only two cylinders of oxygen in the hospital therefore, 15 patients are getting oxygen in the interval of two minutes.
In Karnali Province,
The District Administration Office, Dailekh, has issued a prohibitory order till May 21, 2021, after covid infection started increasing rapidly. Recently, eight people have died in the district from COVID-19. According to focal person Thir Prasad Regmi, out of 440 active cases in Dailekh, 37 have been kept in isolation. At present, the total number of infected has reached 2,070. The District Health Service Office of Salyan, which has a capacity of 16 beds, has to treat 36 infected people as the number of infected people is increasing day by day and it was impossible to treat most of the infected people in the hospital due to lack of oxygen.
In Sudurpaschim Province,
The District Hospital, Darchula has started the process of purchasing an oxygen plant due to lack of oxygen in the district hospitals and health institutions. Dr Adarsh Limbu, Superintendent, District Hospital, Darchula, said that the process was delayed since the suppliers could not provide a rate of the plant. The Ministry of Social Development of the Sudur Province has allocated Rs. 8 million for the purchase of an oxygen plant at the District Hospital, Darchula. Similarly, Tej Raut, chief of Malikarjun Health Post at Malikarjun rural municipality-3, has been on leave for two months at a time when the covid infection is on the rise in the district. Raut went on home leave on March 9, has not returned to the health post yet. While the number of patients is increasing in the village, the health post chief Raut is not in the office and other employees of the health post have to go to the field. Gunaraj Ojha, chief of the health branch of Malikarjun said that he did not know the date of Raut’s leave.
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