Update of December 15 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 825,016 after additional 252 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on December 15, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 807,816 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 97.9% along with 300 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 9,212 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on December 15, 3% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 17.4% people diagnosed positive till now.
Till now, the death toll has reached 11,565. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, six died on December 15. There are 5,635 people in home isolation. Kathmandu and Lalitpur have more than 500 active cases.
On December 15, 2,782 people were tested through the antigen process among which 28 were diagnosed positive with COVID-19. Till date, 95,873 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 Lamjung Representative Dal Bahadur Majakoti, 92% percent of people of the district have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The total population of the district is 160,781 out of which 88,684 have been fully vaccinated. Out of the total population, 96,537 are above 18 years and 80,466 are under 18. According to the data of the District Health Office, 21,807 from Besishahar Municipality, 15,369 from Sundar Bazaar Municipality, 12,526 from Madhya Nepal Municipality, 9,705 from Rainas Municipality, 5,556 from Kwalosothar Rural Municipality, 9,673 from Marsyangdi Rural Municipality, 7,960 from Dordi Rural Municipality and 8,088 from Dudhpokhari Rural Municipality have been fully vaccinated. Only eight percent of the people in the district are yet to be vaccinated.
According to Achham representative Shivaraj Dhungana, it has been decided to set up health desks with health workers at Belkhet and Choukhutte, two entry points of the district for prevention, control, diagnosis and treatment of the third variant of COVID-19, Omicron. Chief District Officer Maraseni informed that all the quarantines and isolations constructed and established at the local level have been kept prepared and the district hospital and community hospitals have been requested to provide services and equipment including oxygen for the treatment of the third wave of COVID-19. According to the decision of the district COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee, it has been decided to conduct public awareness and informative programs for the children through local media to inform about the third wave of COVID-19, said Maraseni. Till date, COVID-19 has been diagnosed in 4,423 people in the district so far and 26 people have died.
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