Update of October 8 Regarding Corona Virus Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people have reached 98,671 after additional 4,364 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on October 8, 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, 71,343 have been recovered. On October 8, the rate of recovery reached 72.3% along with the 2,675 latest discharged after treatment. The ministry reported that 26,684 people are being treated. Out of which, 14,967 are in home isolation, 235 are being treated in ICU and 42 are being treated with the support of the ventilators. Till now, the death toll has reached 590. According to the Ministry, 18,473 number of swabs tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.
In Province 1,
According to Sunsari Representative Jaya Krishna Yadav, a 39-year-old man from of Dharan Sub-metropolitan-10 has died due to COVID-19. He died while undergoing treatment at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences. He was admitted to the hospital on September 29. He died on the morning of October 8. All the 20 ward offices and all the essential services of the sub-metropolitan have been shut down due to the increase in the number of people infected with COVID-19. Chief of the sub-metropolitan, Tilak Rai, said that the decision was taken to suspend the service from October 8 to 14 after the COVID-19 was seen in the people’s representatives and employees. Itahari sub-metropolis will also remain closed till October 14.
In Province 2,
According to Saptari Representative, Manohar Kumar Pokharel, a 67-year-old man from Rajbiraj Municipality-6, Rajgad Rural Municipality-4, Chhatapur, died on October 8, due to COVID-19. Ram Chandra Yadav, health coordinator of Rajgad village, said that he died on the way to the Gajendra Narayan Singh hospital in an ambulance. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 on October 7. His family members said that he was suffering from asthma.
According to Dhanusha Representative, Dipendra Prasad Singh, a 70-year-old man of Shahid Municipality-1 died of COVID-19 at the hospital on October 7. He was suffering from fever and respiratory problems. The report of the deceased was positive on the afternoon of October 7 after which he was immediately admitted but couldn’t make it. He was also a heart patient.
In Bagmati Province,
According to Sindhupalchok Representative Natibabu Dhital, after the confirmation of COVID-19 infection in 11 employees of the District Administration Office, services provided by the District Administration Office have been suspended from October 8 to 12. Meanwhile, Sunita Pahari, section officer of the District Administration Office, issued a statement on October 7 stating that the office has been closed to the public.
According to Chitwan Representative Dipendra Adhikari, the health service has been affected after more than 40 health workers and staff of Chitwan Medical College tested positive for COVID-19. The head of the hospital, Dr. Harish Chandra Neupane also said that most of the hospital staff had to stay in isolation due to COVID-19 infection and new patients could not be admitted as the COVID ICU was full. The hospital has 204 isolation beds set aside for the treatment of COVID patients. According to the hospital administration, most of the nurses, resident doctors and consultant doctors are being treated at the hospital and at home.
Apart from this, ICU beds have been filled in Bharatpur Government Hospital, Chitwan Medical College (New) and College of Medical Sciences (Old). There are 59 ICUs in the new medical college, 50 in the old one and 10 in government hospitals. Information Officer of COVID ICU Hospital Liladhar Poudel has told that he has been in Bharatpur Hospital for a month. He said the hospital was forced to send back some patients after the ICU beds were filled. Durga Sharma, head of public relations development at the old medical college, said that the hospital’s ICU beds were completely occupied. Sharma also said that the bed was not available for the new critically ill COVID-19 patients. Chief of the District Health Service Office, Chitwan, Deepak Tiwari said that the ICU beds were found to be full during the daily COVID update data which was received from the hospital.
In Gandaki Province,
According to Tanahu Representative Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, the Ghiring rural municipality has stopped the operation of public transport within the municipality as the risk of COVID-19 infection is increasing in the community. Ramesh Subedi, Chief Administrative Officer of the rural municipality, said that the operation of public transport has been banned in the municipality from October 8 until further notice. Chief Administrative Officer Subedi said that it is mandatory to give the details to the rural municipality when private vehicles enter or leave the area.
According to Kaski Representative Sushan Ghimire, an 83-year-old man of Pokhara Metropolitan City-16, who was infected with COVID-19, died on October 8 while undergoing treatment at Pokhara Institute of Health Sciences. He was admitted to the hospital at 3:30 pm on the same day. The deceased was suffering from hypertension, diabetes and kidney disease.
In Lumbini Province,
According to Nawalparasi (Bardaghat Susta West) representative Narayan Parajuli, a 76-year-old woman from Sunwal Municipality-5 has died. With this, the death toll in the district has reached seven. According to the District Health Service Office, 13 people including eight women and five men have been infected in the last 24 hours in the district. Therefore, the number of infected people has reached 617.
In Sudur Paschim Province
According to Kanchanpur Representative, Komal Niranjan Bhat, the office of Bhim Dutta Municipality-4, Mahendranagar has been sealed since October 7 after an employee working at the office was diagnosed with COVID-19. Man Bahadur Chand, coordinator of Belauri Municipality COVID-19 said that those coming from India and other countries have been compelled to fill up the home quarantine form and stay in the home quarantine without contacting them as the risk has increased at the local level.
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