Update Of September 19 Regarding Corona Virus Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people have reached 62,797 after additional 1,204 new cases detected positive in Nepal on September 19, 2020. Out of them, 19,794 are females. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 45,267 have been discharged after recovery. On September 27, the rate of recovery reached 72.1% along with the 1,447 latest discharged after treatment. The ministry reported that 17,129 people are being treated. Till now, the death toll has reached 401. According to the Ministry, 10,333 number of swabs tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.
In Province 1,
According to Morang Representative, Netra Prasad Adhikari, the Biratnagar Metropolitan City has brought a mobile van into operation on September 19 to collect swabs for testing for COVID-19. Spokesperson of the metropolitan city and chairperson of ward no. 1 Uddhav Aryal said that swabs will be collected at the homes if needed. The van has been brought into operation with special priority for senior citizens, children, persons with disabilities, and pregnant women. The van has sensor sanitizer and air-conditioned system. Mayor Bhim Parajuli said that the situation where people in special condition have to go to the swab collection centre to give swab will end with the operation of mobile swab van.
In Province 2,
According to Saptari Representative, Manohar Kumar Pokharel, 18 people including a 42-year-old employee of the health branch of Dakneshwari Municipality, a 36-year-old employee of Nepal Electricity Authority Distribution Centre Rajbiraj and a 37-year-old police constable of the District Police Office have been diagnosed positive with COVID-19. Men aged 25, 35 and 36 in Vishnupur Rural Municipality-1, and 39, 42, 45, 45, 46, 50, 51 and 60-year-old men in the same Rural Municipality’s Ward No. 7, 33 and 38-year-old men in Rajbiraj Municipality-3, a 20-year-old woman of Municipality-8 and a 21-year-old man of the same Municipality-9 have been confirmed positive with COVID-19, informed Acting Chief of Health Office Saptari Duniyalal Yadav.
According to Dhanusha Representative, Dipendra Prasad Singh, a 70-year-old man from Bateshwor rural municipality-5 and a 68-year-old man from Sawaila Municipality-3 have died due to COVID-19. The man from Bateshwor rural municipality -5, was suffering from intestinal problems and diabetes, was admitted to the ICU of the Provincial Hospital, Janakpur on September 8 after he was found to have respiratory problems. According to Dhanusha Chief District Officer Prem Prasad Bhattarai, the body was managed by a Nepal Army team on September 19. The 68-year-old man was tested positive for COVID-19 on September 17.
According to Mahottari Representative, Ajay Kumar Sah, 42 people are currently being treated in corona-specialized isolation centre at Jaleshwor Hospital. Chairman of the hospital Suresh Pandey said that five ventilators have been installed in four of them for the purpose of providing corona infection to the patients. However, he said that it was not possible to operate five ventilators due to lack of manpower.
In Bagmati Province,
On September 19, the number of people diagnosed positive with COVID-19 are as follows; 570 in Kathmandu, 83 in Bhaktapur, 58 in Lalitpur, 18 in Makwanpur, 14 in Kavrepalanchok, 13 in Dhading, 13 in Ramechhap, nine in Chitwan and Sindhuli, five in Dolakha, four each in Sindhupalchowk and Nuwakot. According to the Ministry of Social Development of the provincial government, the number of infected people in the province has reached 20,224. Of them, 10,536 have returned home after treatment while 9,550 are undergoing treatment at various hospitals and isolation centres. With the death of six more people, the number of deaths due to COVID-199 in the province has reached 138.
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