Update of August 24 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 748,981 after additional 1,548 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on August 24, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 702,183 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 93.5% along with 2,086 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 9,909 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on August 24, 20% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19.5% people diagnosed positive till now.
Till now, the death toll has reached 10,533. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 35 people died on August 24. There are 38,250 people in isolation. Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Kavrepalanchok, Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha, Nuwakot, Nawalparasi East, Baglung, Kaski, Gorkha, Syangja, Tanahu, Dang, Rupandehi, and Surkhet have more than 500 active cases.
On August 24, 4,901 people were tested through the antigen process among which 505 were diagnosed positive with COVID-19. Till date, 80,967 people have been diagnosed positive with antigen process. The number of infected, cured, and active cases has not been separated in this number. According to the ministry, 3,857,598 people have been fully vaccinated till August 24.
According to Tanahu Representative Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, a prohibitory order has been issued till August 30, 2021, in the district. Chief District Officer Sagar Acharya has issued a notice on August 23 and extended the prohibitory order. Earlier, a meeting of the District COVID Management Committee (DCMC) held at the District Administration Office on August 23 recommended to the Chief District Officer to continue the prohibitory order as the risk of COVID-19 in Tanahun has not decreased and the number of infected people has increased in recent days. A prohibitory order has been issued by the Chief District Officer accordingly. Assistant Chief District Officer Chitrangad Baral said that the prohibitory order should be continued as the risk of COVID-19 in Tanahun is still high and the number of active infected cases is growing and new delta variants are being diagnosed in neighbouring districts. The prohibitory order issued on May 5, 2021, to avoid the risk of COVID-19 was extended several times and the last time till August 23. According to the prohibitory order, vegetable, fruit, fish, meat and food shops will be open from 5 am to 11 am and other businesses will be allowed to open from 12 noon to 6 pm.
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