Update of September 21 Regarding Corona Virus Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people have reached 65,276 after additional 1,154 new cases detected positive in Nepal on September 21, 2020. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 47,238 have been discharged after recovery. On September 20, the rate of recovery reached 72.4% along with the 976 latest discharged after treatment. The ministry reported that 17,611 people are being treated. Till now, the death toll has reached 427. According to the Ministry, 9,533 number of swabs tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.
In Province 1,
According to Morang Representative, Netra Prasad Adhikari, a 37-year-old woman from Birat Medical College in Taplejung, a 49-year-old woman from Sunsari Inaruwa and a 72-year-old woman from Jhapa Mechinagar died on September 21 due to COVID-19. COVID-19 has been confirmed in 97 people in Biratnagar Metropolitan City on September 21. The number of deaths due to COVID-19 in Province 1 has reached 56 as of September 21. Sixteen people have been discharged in Province 1 on September 21. So far, 2,552 people have been discharged. According to the Ministry of Social Development, the PCR of 116,552 people has been tested till September 21.
In Province 2,
According to Saptari Representative, Manohar Kumar Pokharel, the body of a 62-year-old woman of Bishnupur Rural Municipality-3, who died on September 19, has been managed only in the afternoon of September 19. Chairperson of Bishnupur Rural Municipality Lilambar Yadav informed that the body was managed in Musaharania on September 20.
Similarly, four people including a journalist have been infected in Saptari on September 20. According to the Acting Chief of the Health Office, Saptari, Duniyalal Yadav, a 30-year-old journalist of Khadak Municipality-8, an eight-year-old boy of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality-8 and a 15 and 60-year-old males of Tirhut Rural Municipality-1 have been diagnosed COVID-19 positive.
In Bagmati Province,
The Ministry of Social Development has confirmed that 536 people in Kathmandu, 71 in Bhaktapur, 62 in Lalitpur, 15 in Kavrepalanchok, seven in Makwanpur, six in Dhading, five in Nuwakot, three in Dolakha, two in Sindhuli and one in Sindhupalchowk have diagnosed COVID-19 positive. At the same time, the number of infected people in the province has reached 21,778. Of them, 11,396 have returned home after treatment while 10,227 are undergoing treatment at various hospitals and isolation centres. With the death of 10 more people, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the province has reached 155.
In Gandaki Province,
According to Tanahu Representative, Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, the Shuklagandaki Municipality has locked down some areas of Ward No. 5 and Ward No. 10 for a week since September 21 after 17 new infected people were added on the same day. According to Khim Kumal, spokesperson of the municipality, the meeting of the municipal executive committee has decided to close Gyanjyoti tole and Shantitole area of ward no. 5 and Sankhe market area of ward no. 10. The infection was confirmed in 12 people living in two houses of the same family in Ward No. 5 along with 17 people including police and Indian soldiers on September 20.
According to Banke Representative, Smriti Devkota, a prisoner died on September 21 due to COVID-19. A 58-year-old man of Gurbhakot Municipality-4 of Surkhet District was brought from Surkhet Jail to Nepalgunj Jail on September 7 for treatment. Naresh Babu Shrestha, a focal person at the Health Office, Banke, said that he had asthma and died in the isolation of Bheri Hospital.
According to Rolpa Representative Harisara Gharti, eight people in Gangadev Rural Municipality have been confirmed of being COVID-19 positive, and the rural municipality and the offices have been sealed for a week. According to him, services will not be provided from any government or non-government office during this period. Also, the movement from one ward to another has been banned. The infected have been kept in an isolation centre at the district headquarters.
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