Update of August 10 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 720,680 after additional 3,194 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on August 10, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 673,198 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 93.4% along with the 2,115 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 13,217 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on August 10, 24% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19.4% people diagnosed positive till now.
Till now, the death toll has reached 10,150. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 35 people died on August 10. There are 37,332 in isolation. Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Kavrepalanchok, Nuwakot, Nawalparasi East, Baglung, Kaski, Gorkha, Syangja, Tanahu, Rupandehi, and Surkhet have more than 500 active cases.
According to Rasuwa representative Hemnath Khatiwada, the District Administration Office has issued a prohibitory order till August 17, 2021, to control and prevent the infection of Covid-19. According to Chief District Officer Ishwori Prasad Dhakal, a meeting of the District Covid Crisis Management Centre (DCCMC) held on August 9 said that the number of Covid-19 infected people in the district has started increasing. No one should be allowed to go out of the house except for urgent work during the period of the prohibitory order. It is mandatory to follow the social distance prescribed by the Government of Nepal. Everybody is instructed to contact the health institution if anyone is seen with the health problem.
According to Kavre representative Hiraman Tamang, the schools in Bhumlu rural municipality have been closed since August 10, 2021, due to the outbreak of Covid-19 infection. Guman Dhwaj Kunwar, chairman of Dulaleshwor Higher Secondary School, said that all the schools in the village have been closed due to covid infection diagnosed in a 10-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl. Kranti Lama, the chairperson of the school management committee of Janata Secondary School at Bhumlu rural municipality-6, said that the reopened schools were closed again after the number of students with symptoms similar to Covid-19 started increasing.
According to Tanahu representative Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, the number of cases of COVID infection has increased in Devghat in recent days. The administration of the district has tightened the rules due to the fare of bolbam in the holy month of Shrawan. Devotees from other districts including Chitwan and Nawalparasi visit Devghat this month. In Aanptari, the administration had inspected the vehicles and stopped the people who aren’t wearing masks and going to Devghat. The District Administration Office, Tanahun, had requested the people of Devghat, Chewandham and Damaulighat to observe the season at home and do their daily work.
According to Baglung representative Srijana Pant, the prohibitory order has been tightened due to the increase in the rate of COVID infection in the district. A meeting of the District Covid 19 Crisis Management Centre (DCCMC) held at the District Administration Office, Baglung on August 10 decided to continue the prohibitory order from August 12 to August 21, said Acting Chief District Officer Ganesh Gautam.
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