Update of August 29 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 759,222 after additional 1,214 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on August 29, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 712,712 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 93.9% along with 2,260 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 7,259 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on August 29, 17% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19.5% people diagnosed positive till now.
Till now, the death toll has reached 10,714. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 24 people died on August 29. There are 35,796 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 29, 3,038 people were tested through the antigen process among which 174 were diagnosed positive with COVID-19. Till date, 82,971 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 29.
According to Tanahu representative Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, the prohibitory order issued in the district has been extended till September 6. Chief District Officer Sagar Acharya has issued a notice on August 29 and extended the prohibitory order till September 6. The meeting of the District Covid Management Committee (DCMC) held at the District Administration Office had recommended the Chief District Officer to continue the prohibitory order due to the risk of COVID-19. According to the Chief District Officer, if the prohibitory order is violated, action will be taken as per Article 4 of the Ordinance 2078 and Article 6 of the Local Administration Act 2028.
According to Myagdi representative Amrit Prasad Poudel, Jana Adarsh Amar Singh Secondary School of Thasang Rural Municipality has been closed for 10 days after a student of the school was diagnosed positive with Covid-19. According to the school’s principal Khem Gurung, the school has been closed for 10 days from August 26 after one student was confirmed positive after the antigen test of 60 students in the school. Principal Gurung said that the other students did not show any symptoms and the school was closed to prevent the spread of the infection even though the health condition of the infected students was normal. The rural municipality has also instructed the school to suspend classes until further notice.
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