Update of August 12 Regarding Corona Virus Infection

  August 13, 2020 By: INSEC

On August 12, additional 484 cases were diagnosed with which there are now 24,432 corona virus-infected people in Nepal. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 16,728 have been discharged after recovery. On August 12, 64 were discharged. At present, there are 7,613 people being treated in different hospitals nationwide. Out of the total infected, 68.5% have recovered. Till now, the death toll has reached 92. According to the Ministry, in the past 24 hours, 10,481 swabs were tested.

Two died at Kist Hospital while one each died at Hams, Mediciti, and Patan Hospitals. Similarly, one person died at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, and Butwal Corona Special Hospital. Similarly, one each died in Mahottari and Bara while they were being taken to the hospital after the infection was confirmed in Saptari. The Ministry of Home Affairs has stopped the distribution of vehicle passes saying that the risk of corona infection has increased. The government had earlier provided vehicle passes to travel from one district to another.

In Province 1,

According to the District Representative of Morang, Netra Prasad Adhikari, a 57-year-old man of Biratnagar Metropolitan -5 died at Koshi Hospital COVID-19 Treatment Center, Biratnagar on August 12. Gyan Bahadur Basnet, the coordinator of the hospital management committee, said that the patient was admitted to the hospital due to health problems of asthma and diabetes, died while being treated. Similarly, a 55-year-old man of Budhiganga rural municipality-2 died of coronavirus while undergoing treatment on August 12. According to the Ministry of Social Development, the infected man died on August 11 while undergoing treatment at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan. He had been undergoing treatment in the isolation of the institute for a week. The infected man was referred to BP from Koshi Hospital on August 10, said Dr. Chuman Lal Das, Chief Medical Superintendent of Koshi Hospital, Biratnagar. At the same time, the number of deaths due to coronavirus infection in Morang has reached seven.

According to the District Representative of Jhapa, Naresh Khati, Gauradaha Municipality has prepared isolation with a capacity of 50 beds. Khemraj Ojha, Chief Administrative Officer of Gauradaha, said that the municipality has prepared isolation to treat the patients by holding them in case they are forced to stay at home due to lack of beds. The municipality has kept five people who were infected on August 10 in its own isolation. The new building of Juropani Health Post has been made isolated. Similarly, Mechinagar Municipality has extended the lockdown period till August 19 due to the increase in coronavirus infection. Mayor Bimal Acharya said that the meeting held on August 12 extended the lockdown period.

According to the District Representative of Sunsari, Jaya Krishna Yadav, the Dharan sub-metropolitan city has extended the lockdown from August 11 to August 19 due to the spread of coronavirus at the community level. According to Ratna Bahadur Katuwal, Ward Chairperson of Dharan Sub-Metropolitan-9, the executive committee meeting held on August 12 has decided to continue it till August 19.

In Province 2,

In Province 2, 6,913 people have been infected with corona till August 12, while 3,417 have returned home after treatment. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, there are currently 3,457 people being treated in the province.

According to the District Representative of Saptari, Manohar Kumar Pokharel, the Ministry of Health and Population has confirmed that a 72-year-old man of Rajbiraj Municipality-6 has died from the corona. Dr. Ranjit Kumar Jha, acting medical superintendent of the hospital, said that he died on the night of August 11 while being brought to the Sai Krishna Hospital and Medical College Isolation Centre in Rajbiraj. On  August 11, the deceased, his son-in-law, a 36-year-old employee of Saptari District Court, and a 32-year-old doctor (Consultant Anesthesiologist) working at Gajendra Narayan Singh Hospital and Chhinnamasta Hospital, Rajbiraj were found to have corona infection.

According to the District Representative of Siraha, Durga Pariyar, Four of the detainees were of the Area Police Office, Lahan, four of the District Prison, one employee of Global IME Bank at Siraha Branch, one employee of the District Administration Office and one of the Armed Border Security Force were diagnosed with corona Chief of the office, informed Krishna Dev Yadav. He said that preparations are being made to send all the infected people to the District Hospital and Mahendra Genai Hospital for treatment.

The Sukhipur Municipality has announced lockdown from August 11 to August 16 after the coronavirus was seen in the community. Mayor Ram Avatar Yadav said that the municipality has called for complete closure of markets except for urgent work.

According to the District Representative of Rautahat, Kopila Timalsina, prohibitory order has been declared in the Katahariya municipality till August 22. An all-party meeting held on August 11 has decided to impose a lockdown for 12 days in Katahariya municipal area. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Mayor Siyaram Kushwaha on August 11 after the spread of Coronavirus at the community level.

According to the District Representative of Bara, Bhola Nath Paudel, a 75-year-old man from Kalaiya sub-metropolitan has died while undergoing treatment at Kist Medical College. He was admitted to the hospital on August 10. A 24-year-old girl, who has been infected with the Coronavirus and was kept at Kalaiya Sub-metropolitan-3, Gangapur since August 7, has complained to INSEC District Representative Bholanath Poudel about the lack of services on August 11 over the phone and social media. She said she became positive with corona while doing social work, adding that she underwent PCR testing only four days of showing signs. She has urged the INSEC district representative to take initiative as her mother showed corona positive symptoms while staying at home with her family for four days after the PCR test.

In Bagmati Province,

According to the District Representative of Dhading, Sita Ram Adhikari, the District Administration Office has issued a prohibitory order on August 11 to prevent the possibility of COVID-19 reaching the community level in the district. Galchi Municipality has sealed the Galchi Bazaar and closed the shops in the highway area within the municipality. Chief District Officer Asman Tamang said that the District Administration Office has issued a prohibitory order after a hotel operator and a senior police officer were diagnosed with corona infection.

According to the District Representative of Sindhupalchowk, Nati babu Dhital, after the increase in the number of coronavirus infections in the district, the concerned villages and municipalities have sealed by different wards of five villages of the district to prevent further infection.

According to the District Representative of Chitwan, Dipendra Adhikari, with the increase in corona virus infection, night walking has been banned in the district. A meeting of the District Disaster Management Committee held on August 11 banned the walk from 9 pm to 5 am on August 11. The meeting decided to stop the movement of vehicles and people walking, said Chief District Officer Narayan Prasad Bhattarai. The meeting concluded that the risk of COVID-19 infection has increased due to people entering the district without permission from other districts and neighboring countries.

In Gandaki Province,

According to the District Representative of Tanahu, Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, after two people from the community in Devghat rural municipality have been confirmed of being infected with corona, the rural municipality will be closed for one week from August 12. Two men, aged 54 and 30 from Devghat, were confirmed of having corona. According to Pradip Budhathoki, health coordinator of Devghat village, 50 people who came in contact with them have been traced. Ramesh Subedi, chief administrative officer of the rural municipality, said that the COVID committee of the rural municipality has sent a recommendation to the district administration office on August 12 to close the rural municipality for one week. Assistant Chief District Officer Chitrangat Baral informed that the Nepal Police and the Armed Police Force have been informed about the closure of the village municipality on August 12 and instructions have been given to operate accordingly.

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