Update of August 28 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 758,008 after additional 1,516 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on August 28, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 710,452 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 93.7% along with 2,222 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 9,409 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on August 28, 16% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19.5% people diagnosed positive till now.
Till now, the death toll has reached 10,690. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 27 people died on August 28. There are 36,866 people in isolation. Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Kavrepalanchok, Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot, Nawalparasi East, Baglung, Kaski, Gorkha, Syangja, Tanahu, Dang, Rupandehi, and Surkhet have more than 500 active cases.
On August 28, 3,767 people were tested through the antigen process among which 341 were diagnosed positive with COVID-19. Till date, 82,456 people have been diagnosed positive with antigen process. The number of infected, cured, and active cases has not been separated into this number. According to the ministry, 4,052,765 people have been fully vaccinated till August 28.
According to Okhaldhunga representative Saraswati Baniya, the prohibitory order issued in the district has been extended till September 12 . According to Chief District Officer Bandana Rai, a meeting of the District Covid Crisis Management Center on August 28 decided to extend the prohibitory order.
According to Sankhuwasabha representative Bhavin Karki, the prohibitory order issued in the district has been extended till September 6. Acting Chief District Officer Mohan Mani Ghimire said that all types of shops will be open only from 6 am to 6 pm following the health protocol.
According to Bhojpur representative Ganesh Bista, it has been decided to suspend the service from the ward office of Temkemayung Rural Municipality-1 till September 4 after the spread of Covid-19 at the community level. After the infection of Covid-19 was diagnosed in different places of the ward, it was decided to stop the services as the infection could spread further in the community level.
According to Ramechhap representative Nawaraj Ghimire, the Ramechhap Municipality has stopped all services except emergency services as the Covid-19 infection was out of control. The municipality has issued a notice on August 26 stating that the service provided by the municipality will be stopped till September 7. Chief Administrative Officer Ram Chandra Lamgade informed that the Ramechhap Municipality has suspended services other than health services and garbage management after the local administration issued a prohibitory order in the district till September 7.
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