Update of October 9 Regarding Corona Virus Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people have reached 100,676 after additional 2,059 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on October 9, 2020. This is the first time that these many people were diagnosed positive in a single day. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 73,023 have been recovered. On October 9, the rate of recovery reached 72.3% along with the 680 latest discharged after treatment. The ministry reported that 27,053 people are being treated. Out of which, 15,877 are in home isolation, 318 are being treated in ICU and 75 are being treated with the support of the ventilators. Till now, the death toll has reached 600. According to the Ministry, 13,279 number of swabs tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.
In Province 2,
According to Saptari Representative Manohar Kumar Pokharel, a 33-year-old employee of Rupani rural municipality-1 died at the Medical College (KMC) in Kathmandu on October 8 while undergoing treatment. A test conducted at the laboratory of Gajendra Narayan Singh Hospital in Rajbiraj on October 8 confirmed the infection to the general public including the police personnel working at the District Police Office, said Duniya Lal Yadav, Acting Chief of the District Health Service Office. At the same time, the number of infected people in Saptari has reached 1,363. Out of them, 1,103 have been cured.
According to Siraha Representative, Durga Pariyar, a 48-year-old woman of Lahan Municipality-6 died at Patan Hospital in Lalitpur on October 8 while undergoing treatment. Her PCR test was diagnosed positive while he had gone for the treatment of hepatitis B and jaundice.
In Bagmati Province,
According to Ramechhap Representative, Nawaraj Ghimire, the Ramechhap Municipality has suspended the operation until further notice after the number of COVID-19 infected patients increased in the district. The municipality has decided to open the market only for a certain period of time. The municipality has decided to allow shops and businesses to operate only from 5 am to 10 am after 13 people, including seven health workers, were infected with the virus. According to Ramechhap Municipality’s Chief Administrative Officer Ram Chandra Lamgade, it has been decided to adopt more stringent and health security vigilance in the market areas of the municipality after the COVID-19 infection was confirmed in the employees of the municipality including some locals of Ramechhap Bazaar.
Meanwhile, Ramechhap District Hospital has suspended all services except emergency after seven health workers were infected with COVID-19 at the same time. It has been confirmed that the health workers working at the district hospital will be treated on October 8. According to Roshan Pakhrin, chairman of the hospital management committee, the infected health workers have symptoms including cough and fever. The infected health workers have been kept in isolation of the hospital. He informed that the rest of the health workers and staff were also kept in the quarantine of the hospital.
According to Kavre Representative Hiraman Tamang, both the offices of the District Health Service Office and the Land Revenue Office have been closed after the COVID-19 infection was confirmed. Chief of the health office, Dr Narendra Kumar Jha, said that the office would be closed until further notice. Similarly, the Land Revenue Office has also been closed after the COVID-19 infection was confirmed in the employees working at the office. Land Revenue Officer Lok Bahadur Bhandari said that the office was closed as the employees who came in contact with the infected people had to stay in the quarantine. According to Bhandari, the office will be closed from September 11 to 12. The office has stated that it will not be able to provide any service during this period.
In Gandaki Province,
According to Gorkha Representative Hariram Upreti, the PCR reports of 14 policemen working at the District Police Office, Gorkha has been diagnosed COVID-19 positive. Eight people of the Gorkha Municipality-11 and one person of District Police Office was diagnosed COVID-19 positive. During the contact tracing of the infected people, 14 more people have been confirmed to be infected. According to SP Surendra Gurung, Chief of Police at the District Police Office, Gorkha, 12 policemen have been confirmed of being COVID-19 positive.
In Sudur Paschim Province,
According to Baitadi Representative, Nari Badu, the Patan municipality has been sealed for one week after two employees of the municipality were confirmed to have COVID-19. Chief Administrative Officer of the municipality Narayan Dutta Pant informed that the decision was taken to seal the municipality after the employees were found infected. He also said that all the services provided by the municipality and 10 ward offices will be closed till October 15.
According to Dadeldhura Representative, Bhupendra Bista, the hospital has been sealed since October 8 after an employee of Dadeldhura Hospital was infected with COVID-19. Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr. Jagdish Chandra Bista, said that all the services except emergency services provided by the hospital have been suspended till further notice.
According to Kanchanpur Representative Komal Niranjan Bhat, the municipality has been sealed after three employees working in Belauri Municipality were diagnosed COVID-19 positive. The municipality has been closed from October 9 to 15. Chief Administrative Officer of Belauri Municipality, Khemraj Chaudhary, said that all the services provided by the municipality would be shut down and COVID-19 testing and contact tracing of the office staff would be carried out.
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