Update of May 29 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 553,422 after additional 4,311 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on May 29, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 434,750 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 78.6% along with the 6,080 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 14,006 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on May 29, 31% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 18.3% people diagnosed positive till now. On May 29, 516 people below the age of 19 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
Till now, the death toll has reached 7,163 According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 116 people died on May 29. There are 111,509 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 May 29, 2021, no further information have been received later.
In Province 1,
The markets of Nechasalyan rural municipality, Solukhumbu will be closed for one more week due to the growth in the cases of COVID-19. Prakash Kattel, secretary of Necha Salyan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said that there was no alternative to close the market as the risk of covid was high at the community level. In Sunsari, a 40-year-old woman died without being admitted to the hospital. She had been suffering from fever for three days and had respiratory problems since the afternoon of May 28. She was taken to Inaruwa Hospital for treatment but the hospital did not conduct PCR. She was not admitted as her symptoms were similar to COVID-19. After that, the patient’s two sons took her to Nobel Hospital, Biratnagar for treatment in the evening. The son of the deceased said that when the team of health workers measured the oxygen level outside Nobel’s main gate, it was only 89. The victim’s family said they were sent away from the gate to another hospital. Journalist Rajendra Pokharel has informed that the woman died in the morning of May 29 after being brought home at night.
In Bagmati Province,
The Nagarkot area of Bhaktapur district has been sealed due to the rapid spread of Covid infection. Ward Chairperson of Changunarayan Municipality-6 Sante Waiba said that the area around Bhattedanda and the market area in Nagarkot have been completely sealed. Along with this area of Nagarkot on the border of Kavrepalanchok, Mandan Deupur has also been sealed due to the intensification of COVID-19.
In Gandaki Province,
In Gorkha, a well-equipped 15-bed HDU has come into operation at Gorkha Hospital. Oxygen has been connected by extending the pipeline in 10 out of the 15 beds operated by the hospital. He said that for the time being, HDU beds will only be used for covid patients. He said that the 28-bed HDU in Gorkha Hospital was provided by the Gandaki Provincial Government but others could not be established immediately due to lack of space.
In Lumbini Province
The Pyuthan Covid-19 Crisis Management Center meeting held on May 29 extended the prohibition till June 14. Till now, 364 people have been infected with the virus in the district, while 41 people have died due to the second wave, said Pushkal Shrestha, an official from the District Health Office. In Gulmi, the Covid-19 Crisis Management Committee meeting on May 29 has extended the prohibitory order till June 7. At present, the number of actively infected people in the district is 664, a total of 76 people have died in the district due to the infection. So far, 1,492 infected people have been cured.
In Sudur Paschim Province,
In Baitadi, a five-bed Covid Temporary Hospital with a doctor has been set up in the municipality building at Shivnath Rural Municipality Ward No. 6 to facilitate testing and counselling services to the patients of Covid-19. Kusma Chand, the vice-chairperson of Shivnath rural municipality, said that it is expected that the people of the municipality will be able to get health care easily as a staff nurse along with a doctor has been deployed at the temporary Covid Hospital. So far, 14 people are actively infected within Shivnath rural municipality. The meeting of the Doti Covid-19 Crisis Management Committee held on May 29 has extended the prohibitory order till June 5, said Assistant Chief District Officer Kiran Joshi. In case of violation of the prohibition order, action will be taken according to the law, rules and regulations, said the District Administration Office, Doti. In Dadeldhura, a meeting of the Covid-19 Crisis Management Center on May 29 decided to extend the prohibition order issued in the district till June 5. It has been decided to operate food shops and banks and financial institutions three days a week on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays until further notice. In Bajura, the number of covid infections in the district has been zero in the last 24 hours, according to the District Health Office, Bajura. In the last 24 hours, only five people were tested and all of them reported negative. There are 475 people infected with covid in the district. The number of actively infected people is 188.
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