Update of May 12 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 422,349 after additional 9,305 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on May 12, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 316,463 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 74.9% along with the 4,444 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 20,362 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on May 12, 46% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 15.7% people diagnosed positive till now. On May 12, 788 people below the age of 19 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
Till now, the death toll has reached 4,252. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 168 people died on May 12. There are 101,634 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, Sindhupalchowk, Sindhuli, Kaski, Nawalparasi East, Gorkha, Tanahu, Dang, Rupandehi, Banke, Palpa, Bardiya, Kapilbastu, Arghakhanchi, Nawalparasi West, Surkhet, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Baitadi and Achham.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 73 districts have been following complete or partial prohibition till May 12, 2021.
In Province 1,
An emergency meeting of the district hospital has decided to open a 40-bed room in the building of the spotting club at Khandbari Municipality-9, Tumlingtar and a 50-bed room at Kashi Bazaar Manebhanyang in Khandbari Municipality-3.
In Province 2,
In Saptari, the number of deaths of infected people has increased in Saptari due to lack of ventilators and oxygen. A 48-year-old man of Tilathi Koiladi died on May 12, 18 hours after a 38-year-old man of Rajbiraj Municipality died due to lack of a ventilator. Family members said that he was admitted to the hospital in isolation after the infection was confirmed and died due to lack of a ventilator. In Siraha, Lahan Municipality has decided to stop non-essential services from May 12. The municipality has issued a notice on May 12 stating that the non-essential services provided by the municipality will be suspended from May 12 for a week. In Bara, there was a lack of oxygen in the district hospital, said Gaurab Mahato, medical superintendent of Kalaiya Hospital. He said that 20 patients with symptoms similar to Covid-19 infection used to come to the 50-bed hospital in Kalaiya daily and patients above 50 years of age were referred to Birgunj without treatment due to lack of oxygen. In Parsa, the prohibition order has been extended to May 20.
In Bagmati Province,
Humanitarian activities have been intensified in Rasuwa following the outbreak of the second wave of COVID-19. A meeting of the district-level Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre (DCCMC) on May 12 decided on 13 points for corona control and prevention in the district, said Assistant Chief District Officer and Information Officer Durga Thapa. In Bhaktapur, it has become difficult to save the infected people and admit new infected ones when the hospitals in Bhaktapur run out of oxygen. Most of the hospitals in the district have stopped admitting patients of Covid-19 due to lack of oxygen, while it has been difficult to save the patients admitted to Bhaktapur Hospital and Nepal-Korea Friendly Municipal Hospital.
In Gandaki Province,
In Myagdi, a prohibitory order has been issued at all local levels of the district from May 13, said Chief District Officer Ganesh Bahadur Adhikari. Earlier, prohibition orders have been issued at some local levels of the district. In Baglung, 11-bed isolation with oxygen was established in Galkot Municipality-5. The Covid Hospital, which was established in the first phase of Covid-19 at Galkot Municipal Hospital, has been upgraded with an oxygen facility. The Bareng Rural Municipality has sealed wards 2 and 3 of the municipality.
In Lumbini Province,
In Banke, there is a shortage of beds in the hospital for new patients as there is a daily increase in the number of COVID cases. Beds made for Covid infections are full at Bheri Hospital, Nepalgunj. Bheri Hospital is currently compelled to treat patients in the emergency room of the hospital. Due to lack of space, the patient was being treated even though he was kept on the ground. Earlier, Nepalgunj Medical College Teaching Hospital, Kohalpur had issued a public notice stating that no more new patients of Covid could be admitted due to lack of oxygen. In Rupendehi the District Administration Office, informed that the DCCMC has extended the prohibition till May 12 as the risk of covid infection was increasing.
In Karnali Province,
In Kalikot, the beneficiaries of the district’s Covid-19 hospital have been in crisis for a week due to lack of drinking water. In Jumla, the Hansinja health post in Kankasundari rural municipality has been sealed.
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