Update of December 1 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 234,756 after additional 1,304 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on December 1, 2020. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 216,594 have recovered. On December 1, the rate of recovery reached 92.6% along with the 2,073 latest recovered. The ministry reported that 16,633 people are being treated. Out of which, 10,998 are in home isolation, 370 are being treated in ICU, and 63 are being treated with the support of the ventilators. Till now, the death toll has reached 1,529. According to the Ministry, 8,538 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. There aren’t any active cases in Manang and Dolpa while Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Jhapa, Morang, and Kaski, have more than 500 active cases.
In Province 1,
According to Ilam representative Kokila Dhakal, the technical and agricultural service branch of Suryadaya Municipality has been closed since November 30 after eight employees were diagnosed COVID-19 positive. The municipality has stated that the services of technical and agriculture branches have been completely shut down until further notice. When COVID-19 was confirmed in 12 people in the municipality on November 30, the employees were also infected. Chief Administrative Officer of the municipality, Prakash Raj Poudel, said that the service was suspended due to increased risk after the confirmation of COVID-19 among the employees.
In Gandaki Province
According to Baglung representative Sirjana Pant, it has been decided to suspend the non-essential services of Jamini Municipality of Baglung for three days with effect from December 2 after their three employees were diagnosed positive with COVID-19. Earlier, the service was suspended till November 29 after the COVID-19 infection was detected in the employees of the municipality. The infection was confirmed in three more people during the COVID-19 test of the staff in contact tracing, the municipality has issued a notice and called on the people with symptoms to come to the primary health center Kushmisera on December 2 at 11 am for a swab test.
According to Tanahu Representative Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, the service of Dhor Phulbari Shahid Hospital at Shuklagandaki Municipality-11, Raipur has been closed from November 30 until further notice after the staffs were diagnosed positive with COVID-19. Chief of the hospital, Dr. Pratiksha Ale, informed that the service of the hospital has been stopped for COVID test of those who have been in contact tracing of infected health workers. According to her, the traced employees will be kept in quarantine and swabs will be tested. The community-run hospital came into operation under Shuklagandaki Municipality on April 13 last year. The hospital has been receiving services from some wards of Shuklagandaki Municipality and Sangja’s Biruwa, Harinas Rural Municipality and Putalibazar Municipality.
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