Update of 27 July Regarding Corona Virus Infection
On 27 July 2020, additional 169 cases were diagnosed with which there are now 18,752 corona virus infected people in Nepal. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 13,754 have been discharged after recovery. On 27 July, 626 were discharged. At present, there are 4,950 people being treated in different hospitals nationwide. Out of the total infected, 73.3% have recovered. On 27 July, additional two corona patients lost their lives with which the death toll has reached 48. According to the Ministry, 4,818 swabs were tested.
In Province 1, PCR test of 518 people has been conducted on 27 July. Spokesperson of the Ministry of Social Development, Dr. Suresh Mehta, informed that PCR tests of 40,018 people have been conducted in Province 1 till 27 July.
According to the District Representative of Morang, Netra Prasad Adhikari, a doctor and a nurse working at Koshi Hospital in Biratnagar were diagnosed with corona virus infection after which the ‘postnatal ward’ has been sealed. According to Dr. Chuman Lal Das, Medical Superintendent of Koshi Hospital, the postnatal ward was sealed since midnight on 26 July and the swabs of those who have been in contact with the infected have been started. Four health workers working at Birat Nursing Home (Biratnagar Hospital) have been confirmed to be infected with the corona virus. Of the seven infected people confirmed in Biratnagar on 29 July, four are nurses working in Birat Nursing Home. Earlier, the founder of the nursing home was confirmed to be infected with the corona virus. He is undergoing treatment in Kathmandu.
In Province 2,
According to the District Representative of Saptari, Manohar Kumar Pokharel, 28 July onwards the Rajgad Municipality has decided to close all the public services indefinitely due to the increased risk of corona infection. Chairperson of the rural municipality Parmananda Yadav published a notice on 29 July stating that all services except the essential services provided by the rural municipality will remain closed until further notice. The notice states that public services from rural municipality and ward offices will be shut down to reduce the risk of corona outbreak.
According to the District Representative of Dhanusha, according to Dr. Jaamun Prasad Singh, Isolation Coordinator of Dhanusha, a 38-year-old man who was running a grocery, hardware and food shop in Teraha of Kamala Municipality died of corona infection on 25 July.
According to the District Representative of Bara, Bholanath Poudel, a 60-year-old man from Feta village died at the Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu at around 2 am on 29 July while undergoing treatment for the Corona Virus. The infected man was undergoing treatment for pneumonia, stroke and kidney disease, said Quran Ali, health coordinator of the rural municipality.
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