Update of August 1 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 697,370 after additional 1,981 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on August 1, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 656,197 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 94.1% along with the 2,020 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 8,402 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on August 1, 24% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19.3% people diagnosed positive till now.
Till now, the death toll has reached 9,875. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 18 people died on August 1. There are 31,298 in isolation. Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Nawalparasi East, Kaski, Rupandehi, and Surkhet have more than 500 active cases.
According to Ramechhap representative Nawaraj Ghimire, the prohibitory order issued in the district has been extended from August 1 to August 16. Chief District Officer Gaulochan Sainju informed that the prohibitory order has been extended as the cases of COVID-19 infection have not vanished. With the addition of the prohibitory order, shops other than pharmaceuticals will be allowed to open only from 5 am to 6 pm. In addition, gatherings, processions, festivals, parties and other crowded activities have been banned, while educational activities, training, seminars, bazaars, sports and swimming pools have been suspended.
Meanwhile, two wards of Gokulganga rural municipality have been sealed from July 31 to August 6. According to the Deputy Chairperson of the rural municipality Radhika Shrestha Newar, ward no. 1 Chuchur and ward no. 4 Betali have been sealed. The wards have been sealed after the outbreak of COVID-19. All services provided by the two sealed ward offices have been suspended till August 6.
According to Sindhupalchok representative Natibabu Dhital, the prohibitory order has been extended in the district from July 31 to August 13 as there is still a risk of increasing the rate of infection of COVID-19 in the district. A meeting of the DCCMC chaired by Chief District Officer Arun Pokhrel held on July 31 decided to extend the prohibitory order, said Assistant Chief District Officer Baburam Khanal. The meeting also gave the responsibility to the head of the health office and the head of the Education Development and Coordination Committee to submit a report on how to resume schools. The team will submit the report within 10 days after studying the issue, said Assistant Chief District Officer Khanal.
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