Update of October 4 Regarding Corona Virus Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people have reached 86,823 after additional 2,253 new cases detected positive in Nepal on October 4, 2020. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 64,069 have been discharged after recovery. On October 4, the rate of recovery reached 73.2% along with the 1,329 latest discharged after treatment. The ministry reported that 22,329 people are being treated out of which 11,839 are in home isolation, 226 are being treated in ICU and 34 are under the treatment of ventilator. Till now, the death toll has reached 535. According to the Ministry, 12,784 number of swabs tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.
In the past one week, 8,010 new cases were detected COVID-19 positive in Kathmandu Valley only. Analysing the data of the past week an average of 1,144 new cases were diagnosed positive daily. Similarly, 4,512 have recovered in a week of which the average recovery of per day is 644 people. In the past week, 20 of the infected people have died in Kathmandu Valley.
The table represents the total number of COVID-19 infected people within Kathmandu Valley in the past week.
In Province 1,
According to Sunsari Representative Jayakrishna Yadav, the Itahari Sub-Metropolitan has suspended the flow of non-essential services from October 4 to 6 after the infection of COVID-19 was diagnosed in the employees of Itahari Sub-Metropolitan.
In Bagmati Province,
On October 4, the number of COVID-19 positive cases diagnosed in the province are as follows: 1,373 in Kathmandu, 187 in Lalitpur, 39 in Bhaktapur, 52 in Chitwan, 22 in Makwanpur, 14 in Nuwakot, 10 in Kavrepalanchok, eight in Dhading and Sindhupalchowk, two each in Ramechhap, Rasuwa and Dolakha. With the confirmation of COVID-19 infection in 719 people, the number of infected people has reached 35,515. Of them, 20,493 have recovered after treatment while 14,815 are undergoing treatment at various hospitals and isolation centres. The death toll from the COVID-19 infection has risen to 207 in the province.
According to Kavre Representative Hiraman Tamang, two COVID-19 infected people have died at Dhulikhel Hospital on October 4. The deceased has been identified as 46-year-old from Banepa Municipality-13 and 76-year-old of Kathmandu Metropolitan. According to Dr. Narendra Kumar Jha, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 infection in the district has reached 13. Five of them are from outlying districts. The total number of infected people in the district has reached 727 and 447 people have recovered after treatment, informed Dr. Jha.
In Gandaki Province,
According to Tanahu Representative Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, the Bhimad Municipality has implemented lockdown in wards 6 and 7 after the infection of COVID-19 was seen in the locals. The municipality has carried out the lockdown from October 4 to 9.
According to Nawalparasi (East of Bardaghat Susta) Representative Tirtha Raj Dumre, the service flow from the rural municipality office has been suspended for five days after the COVID-19 infection was confirmed in the employees of the office. According to Jyoti Aryal, Chief Administrative Officer of the rural municipality, the meeting held on October 4 stopped all the work except the urgent work to be performed by the office.
According to Myagdi Representative Amrit Prasad Poudel, a team of the National Human Rights Commission has inspected the prison to see the impact of COVID-19 and its effect on the inmates. A team including commission member Sudip Pathak inspected the Myagdi Prison in Beni. In the interaction with the team, Chief District Officer Umakanta Adhikari informed about the overall situation of the district. Jailer Rajendra Sharma informed about the condition of the prison. Sharma said that other than INSEC, other human rights organizations have not monitored the prison since he was jailed.
According to Parbat Representative Santosh Thapa, a team of the Nepal National Human Rights Commission has been monitoring the situation of the inmates in Parbat Prison. During the monitoring, the detainees complained that they were not allowed to visit their relatives. Khil Prasad Poudel, who is living as a prisoner, had complained that he could not meet his relatives easily. Similarly, INSEC representative Santosh Thapa had informed the member of the commission Sudip Pathak that the inmates were facing problems due to lack of health workers in the prison.
In Sudur Paschim Province,
According to Kanchanpur Representative Komal Niranjan Bhat, a 29-year-old COVID-19 infected woman of Punarbas Municipality-2 died on October 3 while undergoing treatment at Nepalgunj Medical College, according to the District Health Service Office, Kanchanpur. The deceased had given birth to a son and a daughter at Seti Provincial Hospital on October 1. The woman was diagnosed with coronary heart disease on October 1 after testing positive for Covid-19.
The non-emergency services have been suspended for one day on October 3 after a patient undergoing treatment at Mahakali Hospital in Bhimdatta Municipality-4, Mahendranagar was found to have COVID infection.
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