Update of August 23 Regarding Corona Virus Infection

  August 24, 2020 By: INSEC

On August 23, an additional 818 cases were diagnosed with which there are now 31,935 corona virus-infected people in Nepal. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 18,631 have been discharged after recovery. On August 23, 281 were discharged. Out of the total number of infected, 58.3% have recovered. At present, there are 13,155 people being treated in different hospitals nationwide. Till now, the death toll has reached 149. According to the Ministry, in the past 24 hours, 8,026 swabs were tested. Till date, 600,444 PCR have been conducted in the country.


Provincial Reports

In Province 2,

According to the District Representative of Saptari, Manohar Kumar Pokharel, after a 48-year-old health worker of Rajbiraj Municipality-5 working at Gajendra Narayan Singh Hospital and a 29-year-old health worker of Tirhut Rural Municipality-4 working at Goithi Health Post were diagnosed positive for corona infection on August 23, the hospital has been closed partially and the health post is closed completely.

According to the District Representative of Sarlahi, Budhan Sah, Chief District Officer Surendra Paudel said that after the meeting held on August 23, prohibition was implemented from August 23 to 30 by the District Security Committee, Corona Crisis Management Centre, and District Disaster Management Committee for the prevention and control of the coronavirus.

In Bagmati Province,

On August 23, there were 126 cases diagnosed in Kathmandu, 28 in Bhaktapur, 27 in Kavrepalanchowk, 17 in Makwanpur, 12 in Lalitpur, six in Dolakha, two in Ramechhap and one each in Rasuwa, Dhading and Sindhuli. There were altogether 221 cases diagnosed on August 23.

According to the District Representative of Dolakha, Udhhab Pokharel, a meeting of the District Security Committee Dolakha held on August 23 has issued a prohibitory order till midnight of August 26. Although the prohibition issued earlier would have expired on August 23, the number of COVID-19 infected people is increasing in Gaurishankar, Kalinchok and Bhimeshwor municipalities and the prohibitory order has been issued to prevent it from spreading to other localities.

According to the District Representative of Sindhupalchowk, Nati Babu Dhital, Chief District Officer Umesh Kumar Dhakal said that the lockdown period has been extended till August 30, saying that the infection of COVID-19 is increasing in the neighbouring districts and there is a possibility of spreading the disease in the district as well.

According to the District Representative of Chitwan, Dipendra Adhikari, Chitwan is in the red zone due to the risk of coronavirus. The Ministry of Health and Population has placed more than 200 active corona-infected districts in the red zone. As of August 23, the number of active corona infections in Chitwan is 217. So far, corona has been confirmed in 342 people in the district, out of which 122 have gone home and three have died. Meanwhile, those in the home quarantine have complained that they have not been able to get the report even after a week of giving the swab test. Information Officer at Bharatpur Hospital Liladhar Poudel said that the report was delayed due to the large number of swabs collected. The hospital has been stating that the swab collected from outside is delayed due to giving priority to the swab collected at the hospital. A woman from Hetauda had given swabs for corona test on August 17. She was later admitted to the ICU of Bharatpur Hospital. Three days later, no report was received. When inquired as to why the report did not come, it was found that the swab was missing somewhere. However, her swab was recollected on August 20 for testing. The health workers involved in the treatment were terrified after corona was confirmed when the report of the second test came positive. It has also increased the risk of infection in health workers.

In Gandaki Province,

According to the District Representative of Tanahu, Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, an additional one week of lockdown has been added to the main entrance of Gandaki province in Aanbukhaireni of Tanahu. A meeting of the rural executive committee held on August 23 has extended the deadline till August 30.

According to the District Representative of Kaski, Sushan Ghimire, District Administration Office Kaski has extended the prohibition for five days more. According to Chief District Officer Gyan Prasad Dhakal, a meeting of the District Crisis Management Centre (DCCMC) held on August 23 has decided to extend it till August 28. He said that food and vegetable shops will be allowed to open from 5 am to 8 am and from 5 pm to 7 pm.

According to the District Representative of Gorkha, Hari Ram Uprety, In Gorkha, the prohibitory order has been extended by one week. A meeting of the COVID-19 Crisis Management Center held on August 23 decided to continue the prohibition till August 30. Chief District Officer Tirtha Raj Bhattarai said that it has been decided to extend it more a week more to keep Gorkha safe as the number of corona infections is increasing in neighbouring districts.

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