Update of October 6 Regarding Corona Virus Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people have reached 90,814 after additional 1,559 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on October 6, 2020. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 67,542 have been recovered. On October 6, the rate of recovery reached 74.4% along with the 2,340 latest discharged after treatment. The ministry reported that 22,709 people are being treated out of which 13,591 are in home isolation, 243 are being treated in ICU and 40 are being treated with the support of the ventilators. Till now, the death toll has reached 563. According to the Ministry, 11,047 number of swabs tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.
In Province 2,
According to Saptari Representative Manohar Kumar Pokharel, 33-year-old people’s representative of Rupani Rural Municipality-4, 42-year-old health worker of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality-2, 33 and 36-year-old lab technicians working in the laboratory of Gajendra Narayan Singh Hospital in Rajbiraj, Rajbiraj Municipality-8 were diagnosed COVID-19 positive. According to the health office, 19 people including 12, 29, 38 and 64-year-old men and 20, 32 and 62-year-old women of the same family have been diagnosed COVID-19 positive. Of the 1,344 infected people in Saptari so far, 1,069 have been cured.
In Gandaki Province,
According to Nawalparasi (East of Bardaghat Susta) Representative Tirtha Raj Dumre, a 77-year-old woman infected with COVID-19 died at Chitwan Medical College, Bharatpur on September 6. The deceased has been identified as the resident of Kawasoti municipality-5, informed Dr Dayaram Lamsal, director of the hospital. She was admitted to the hospital on October 2 because of pneumonia and respiratory problems.
According to Tanahu representative Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, Bhimad Municipality has been closed down indefinitely due to the spread of COVID-19 in the community. The municipality has stated that the service provided by the municipality and all ward offices will be suspended until further notice. Chief Administrative Officer Thaman Singh Thapa said that all services related to COVID-19 and health-related works have been suspended. Chief Administrative Officer Thapa said that no other means of transport would be allowed to operate except the health and security agencies and the market would be closed completely.
In Lumbini Province,
According to Nawalparasi (West) Representative, Narayan Parajuli, after the death of the 53-year-old COVID-19 infected his final rites were stopped since they couldn’t find a priest for it. He said that the tradition was stopped since he and his mother were infected as well. According to the District Health Service Office, the number of corona cases in the district has reached 592. Six people have died of the infection in the district.
According to Arghakhanchi representative Narayan Bhusal, all services at the district hospital except emergency have been suspended from October 6 the staff of the district hospital were diagnosed COVID-19 positive. Dr. Kapil Gyawali told the INSEC representative that the decision was taken after the infection was confirmed in the staffs. The district hospital has stated that only emergency and maternity services will be provided continuously in the hospital.
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