Update of April 22 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 292,152 after additional 2,365 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on April 22, 2021.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 276,345 of the total infected have recovered.
On April 22, the rate of recovery reached 94.6% along with the 252 latest recovered. According to the Ministry, 10,001 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.
Out of the total number of tests conducted, 12.2% were diagnosed positive. On April 22, there were 239 people below the age of 19 were diagnosed with positive
Till now, the death toll has reached 3,117. There are 12,690 in isolation. There are more than 500 active cases in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Banke.
According to Syangja representative Tilkumari Thapa, a meeting of the Chapakot Municipal Executive Committee has decided to close all non-essential services in the municipality till April 26, 2021, after finding teachers, staff and community infected with COVID-19 in the municipality. Chapakot Municipality Chief Shiva Kumar Giri informed that all the services within the municipality except the essential ones have been suspended for a week after the infection of COVID-19 was confirmed in five persons including those who had returned from a visit to India a few days ago.
According to Parbat representative Santosh Thapa, the Kushma Municipality has decided to close schools in the city from April 23 to April 30, 2021 as the rate of COVID-19 infection is increasing. A meeting on corona prevention held in Kushma Municipality on April 21 concluded that the risk of infection in schools was high and decided to close the schools, said Bishnu Tiwari, Acting Chief Administrative Officer at the District Administration Office, Parbat.
He informed that it has been decided to close all the private and government schools in the city including the district headquarters and the schools should teach through online classes as the infection rate is likely to be high. In addition, the examinations being conducted in the schools will not be stopped and the decision will be taken to extend the school closure depending on the rate of infection.
According to Pyuthan representative Rabindra Pandey, schools within Swargadwari municipality have been closed indefinitely. Stating that the second wave of COVID-19 infection is on the rise, the municipality has closed it from April 22, 2021 until further notice to prevent and control it.
A meeting of the local COVID Crisis Management Centre on April 21 decided to close all schools in the municipality, said Chief Administrative Officer Bam Bahadur KC. The meeting also decided to close banks and financial institutions, commercial shops, hotels and other public gathering places for a week.
As many people tested positive for antigens at Bhingri Primary Health Centre, all services except health services, which are essential for disinfection of health facilities, have been shut down for two days on April 22 and 23. A test of 13 suspects at Bhingri Primary Health Center on April 21 has confirmed COVID infection in 11 of them. At present, 36 people are actively infected in the municipality. Two people have died of chickenpox in Swargadwari recently.
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