Update of October 5 Regarding Corona Virus Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people have reached 89,263 after additional 2,440 new cases detected positive in Nepal on October 5, 2020. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 65,202 have been discharged after recovery. On October 5, the rate of recovery reached 74.4% along with the 2,340 latest discharged after treatment. The ministry reported that 23,507 people are being treated out of which 12,316 are in home isolation, 255 are being treated in ICU and 43 are under the treatment of ventilator. According to the Ministry, 13,781 number of swabs tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.
The death toll has reached 554, of them, 160 are females and 354 are males. On October 5, 19 people died due to COVID-19 in Nepal. Till now, 130 people from the age group 61 to 70 have died. The highest number of death due to COVID-19 has been recorded in Bagmati Province i.e. 223 people till date.
In Province 1,
According to Sunsari Representative Jayakrishna Yadav, a COVID-19 infected person died at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences on October 5. A 55-year-old man of Dharan Sub-metropolitan-15 died while undergoing treatment, said Dr. Ashish Shrestha, co-spokesperson of the foundation. Ward offices of Dharan Sub-metropolitan are being closed. Ward offices No. 1, 3, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15 and 16 of Dharan have been closed indefinitely saying that there will be no flow of services other than essential services. All the services provided by the ward office are now closed.
According to Jhapa Representative Naresh Khati, an 82-year-old senior citizen of Birtamod Municipality-5 died of COVID-19 died on the night of October 4. She died while undergoing treatment at Nobel Hospital in Biratnagar.
In Province 2,
According to Saptari Representative Manohar Kumar Pokharel, a 60-year-old resident of Rajgad Rural Municipality-3, a 57-year-old resident of Rajbiraj Municipality-7, a staff of Rajgad Rural Municipality, his 40-year-old son, 15-year-old grandson and a 40-year-old driver of Rajbiraj Municipality-6 were also diagnosed COVID-19 positive. According to the District Health Service Office, Saptari, the 44-year-old man and 32-year-old man of Surunga Municipality-1, a 28-year-old man of Mahadeva Municipality-4 and 16-year-old girl of Bishnupur Municipality-7 have been infected with COVID-19. According to the rural municipality, all the activities except emergency have been suspended since October 5 until further notice.
In Bagmati Province,
On October 5, 1,178 people were found positive of COVID-19 in Kathmandu, 250 in Lalitpur, 103 in Bhaktapur, 103 in Chitwan, 56 in Makwanpur, 56 in Kavrepalanchok, 12/12 in Dhading and Ramechhap, 10 in Nuwakot, five in Sindhupalchowk, two in Sindhuli and one in Dolakha. Of the 1,768 people infected with COVID-19, the number has risen to 37,283. Of them, 21,187 have recovered after treatment while 15,876 are undergoing treatment at various hospitals and isolation centres. Till date, 220 people infected with COVID-19 have died in the province along with 13 others due to COVID-19 infection.
According to Sindhuli Representative Bimala Pandey, there is a lack of isolation beds in the district for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The shortage of isolation beds is due to the increase in the number of COVID-19 infected people in the district. There is a shortage of beds in the isolation of Sindhuli Hospital and the isolation of 39 beds in the COVID-19 treatment centre at Apollo Hospital. A meeting of the District Crisis Management Centre held on October 3 has decided to increase the number of beds by repairing the vacant space of Apollo Hospital. The meeting also decided to hand over the responsibility of closing the open bazaars in the district to the concerned local level and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Chief District Officer Yogendra Prasad Pandey said that the decision was taken to stop the haat bazaar saying that the risk of infection has increased due to overcrowding in the haat bazaar and market area. The number of infected people in the district has reached 106 and 40 people are undergoing treatment.
In Gandaki Province,
According to Gorkha Representative Hariram Upreti, high vigilance has been adopted after the infection of COVID-19 was confirmed in nine policemen and two detainees in Gorkha. According to Ishwar Regmi, Chief of the Health Branch of Gorkha Municipality, two female and six male police working at the Barhakilo Police Post have diagnosed COVID-19 positive also two persons in police custody were found to be positive. Both of them have been handed over to the people’s representative on the basis of their opinions and suggestions with the public prosecutor and sent to isolation.
According to Nawalparasi (East of Bardaghat Susta) Representative Tirtha Raj Dumre, the service flow from the office has been suspended till October 8 after the COVID-19 was confirmed in the employees working at the Devachuli Municipality office. Chief Administrative Officer of the municipality, Govinda Sigdel, said that all the services except the health service have been suspended till October 8 as the infection has been confirmed in the employees working in the technical branch and health branch of the office and other employees have similar symptoms.
According to Tanahu Representative Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, the service of the Veterinary Hospital and Veterinary Service Expert Centre Tanahu has been suspended after the staff of the Veterinary Service Expert Centre tested positive for COVID-19. Rudra Singh Thakuri, information officer at the veterinary hospital, said that the veterinary service has been closed since October 3.
In Sudur Paschim Province,
According to Kanchanpur Representative Komal Niranjan Bhat, all services except emergency at Beldandi Primary Health Centre in Beldandi Rural Municipality-2 have been suspended for three days. Prem Raj Khati, the chairperson of Beldandi Primary Health Centre Management Committee and chairperson of Ward No. 2, said that it has been decided to close all services except emergency till October 8 after a health worker working at the health centre was diagnosed COVID-19 positive.
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