Update of August 27 Regarding Corona Virus Infection

  August 28, 2020 By: INSEC

On August 27, an additional 1,111 cases were diagnosed with which there are now 35,529 corona virus-infected people in Nepal. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 20,073 have been discharged after recovery. On August 27, 569 were discharged. Out of the total number of infected, 56.5% have recovered. At present, there are 15,273 people being treated in different hospitals nationwide. Till now, the death toll has reached 183. According to the Ministry, in the past 24 hours, 12,629 swabs were tested. Till date, 647,881 swabs have been tested nationwide. Out of the total infected, 28,150 are male and 7,379 are female.

Provincial Reports

Province 1,

According to the District Representative of Jhapa, Naresh Khati, PCR testing has been stopped at Mechi Provincial Hospital in Bhadrapur due to the lack of plate cover. Although, the RNA extraction and PCR kit required in the laboratory were in stock the test was stopped as the plate was not covered. It is informed that no swab collected in the district since August 25 has been tested. Jailer Rajendra Niraula of Jhapa Prison informed that there was a problem with the inmates being sent to Jhapa Prison after the PCR testing service was stopped. He said that the health security challenge was added to the prison administration after the coronavirus was sent to the prison without checking whether it was infected or not.

According to the District Representative of Udaypur, Bharat Khadka, it has been decided to end the prohibition issued on Belaka Municipality, Chaudandigadi Municipality and Triyuga Municipality from August 28 after the stability of the corona spread. Earlier, a 15-day long prohibition was issued in these municipalities. Even after the prohibition ends, the borders connecting to Sunsari, Siraha and Saptari will not be open for travelling.

According to the District Representative of Dhankuta, Ishwar Thapa, the prohibition order issued in the district has been extended till September 2. A meeting of the District Level COVID-19 Risk Management Committee on August 27 decided to extend the prohibition, said Committee Chairperson and Chief District Officer Keshav Prasad Bimali. The district level COVID-19 Risk Management Committee has decided to open all types of shops by taking security precautions from 9 am and 5 pm to 7 pm despite the prohibition imposed in the district.

In Province 2,

According to the District Representative of Bara, Bhola Nath Paudel, A 23-year-old pregnant corona patient of Hardiya Tole of Suvarna Rural Municipality-4 died at Narayani Hospital, Birgunj on August 27 while undergoing treatment, informed hospital spokesperson Dr Atulesh Chaurasia. After suffering from high fever, respiratory problems and diarrhoea, she was treated in the isolation ward on August 24 and tested positive for corona in the laboratory of Narayani Hospital on August 26.

According to the District Representative of Dhanusha, Dipendra Prasad Singh, The Bateshwor Municipality has decided to extend the injunction till September 3. Bateshwor Rural Municipality’s Health Coordinator Rudra Narayan Yadav said that all services except emergency health services and ambulance services will be closed from August 27. He also said that all the small and big markets in the rural municipality would be closed completely during the prohibition. It has been decided to allow the food shops to open from 7 am to 10 am, informed Rural Municipality’s chairperson Dambar Bahadur Raut.

In Bagmati Province,

There were altogether 496 cases diagnosed on August 27. Till date, there are 6,068 cases in this province out of which 946 have recovered after treatment and 5,083 are being treated at different isolations and hospitals. Till now, 39 people have died from the disease in this province.

According to the District Representative of Ramechhap, Nabaraj Pathik, a meeting of the District Crisis Management Centre held on August 27 has decided to extend the prohibition till September 3.

According to the District Representative of Nuwakot, Nawa Deep Shrestha, a prohibitory order has been issued in Shivpuri Municipality after the confirmation of corona infection in seven people on the same day.

In Gandaki Province,

According to the District Representative of Baglung, Sirjana Pant, the rural municipality office has been closed for a week after the engineer of Kathekhola rural municipality was confirmed of being corona positive.

In Province 5,

According to the District Representative of Banke, Smriti Devkota, according to Naresh Shrestha, Corona Focal Person of District Health Office, Banke, a 70-year-old woman of Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan-7 died on August 27. He was admitted to Nepalgunj Medical College for treatment after he was diagnosed with pneumonia. His body has been managed on August 27.

Similarly, after the coronavirus was confirmed in eight employees of Nepal Telecom’s Nepalgunj office, the office was sealed until further notice.

Likewise, the entire work of the court has been stopped after an employee of the high court, tested positive for corona on August 27.

According to the District Representative of Nawal Parasi West, Chief District Officer Sagar Mani Pathak said that the meeting of Corona DDRC has decided to extend the prohibition for the third time for five days as the infection of Coronavirus is increasing in the district. Chief of the District Health Office, Gaurab Dhakal, said that the names of the people who have collected swabs will be made public from now on as the rate of infection is increasing in the district and people who have been given swabs are going around openly and participating in various programs. The number of infected people in the district has reached 186 so far. Of them, 126 have returned home after treatment. Corona has been confirmed in eight people in the last 24 hours.

In Karnali Province,

According to the District Representative of Dailekh, Amar Sunar, Chief District Officer Sant Bahadur Sunar said that the District Administration Office, Dailekh, has extended the prohibition till midnight of August 28. According to the District Administration Office, the pharmacy will be open from 6 am to 8 am and from 4 pm to 6 pm for essential services including dispensary, health service, drinking water, fuel, and agricultural produce.

According to the District Representative of Dolpa, Bishnu Prasad Devkota, a meeting of the District Disaster Management Committee held on August 26 has decided to seal the district for one week. Chief District Officer Suresh Sunar said that the risk of infection of COVID-19 was high in the neighbouring districts of Rukum, Jajarkot and Jumla due to which the prohibition was extended for one more week.

According to the District Representative of Surkhet, Durga Thapa, Corona infection has been confirmed in seven people including two doctors working at Karnali Provincial Hospital, Surkhet. A PCR test conducted at the Veterinary Disease Investigation Laboratory in Birendranagar on August 26 confirmed the corona infection in them. Dumbar Khadka, Director of the Provincial Hospital, said that two doctors, four medical officers and a staff member were among those confirmed to have contracted diagnosed with corona. Director Khadka said that the OPD service has been suspended for seven days from August 27 after the team including doctors confirmed the corona infection.

According to the District Representative of Jajarkot, Dinesh Kumar Shrestha, according to Dr Sunil Pun, Chief of the Health Services Office, Jajarkot, all the services at the hospital have been closed indefinitely except for emergencies as four doctors and one health worker have been confirmed to be infected with the corona and other health workers are yet to report. Infected doctors and health workers are being treated in isolation, Pun explained.

In Sudur Paschim Province,

According to the District Representative of Kailali, Maina Moti Chaudhary, Corona infection has been confirmed in 12 people including 11 health workers and one employee of Seti Provincial Hospital in Dhangadhi. Of the infected, 11 are women and one is male, two have recovered, said Information Officer Shrestha. Even the health workers and staff of Seti Provincial Hospital have are panic-stricken after the corona was confirmed.

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