Update of November 21 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 218,639 after additional 1,674 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on November 21, 2020. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 193,325 have recovered. On November 21, the rate of recovery reached 88.4% along with the 2,323 latest discharged after treatment. The ministry reported that 24,009 people are being treated. Out of which, 17,206 are in home isolation, 336 are being treated in ICU, and 47 are being treated with the support of the ventilators. Till now, the death toll has reached 1,305. According to the Ministry, 8,144 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.
In Gandaki Province
According to Gorkha representative Hariram Upreti, schools within the Gorkha municipality have been closed till November 30. The Gorkha Municipality has issued a notice on November 21 stating that the educational institution will be closed due to the risk of spread of COVID-19 in the city. According to Dinesh Raj Pant, chief administrative officer of the municipality, 65 people including teachers, staff and residents are actively infected in the city.
According to Syangja Representative Tilkumari Thapa, a state of public health crisis has been declared in Waling Municipality for a year after the increase in communicable infections at the community level. Mayor Dilip Pratap Khan informed the INSEC representative that the municipality has issued a press release on November 19 declaring a public health crisis on November 20. The municipality has requested not to do any work other than the prescribed one as there is a public health crisis in all the 14 wards of the municipality.
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