Update of December 18 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 825,603 after additional 158 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on December 18, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 808,603 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 97.9% along with 250 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 5,483 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on December 18, 3% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 17.3% people diagnosed positive till now.
Till now, the death toll has reached 11,572. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, two died on December 18. There are 5,428 people in home isolation. Kathmandu and Lalitpur have more than 500 active cases.
On December 18, 2,514 people were tested through the antigen process among which 31 were diagnosed positive with COVID-19. Till date, 95,933 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, 9,582,496 people have been fully vaccinated till December 18.
According to Dhankuta Representative Ishwor Thapa, a teacher of Jalpadevi Secondary School in Pakhribash Municipality-5 was diagnosed with COVID-19 after which they have been closed for a week. The school was closed after the teachers working in the school showed symptoms similar to those of COVID-19 and the results of the COVID-19 test were positive, said school principal Nirmal Rimal. The infected teacher is at home in isolation. After December 25, if the condition of the infected teacher, other students, and teachers remains normal then the school will be resumed. The Pakhribash Municipality has stated that arrangements have been made for the diagnosis of COVID-19. Mayor Vrish Bahadur Rai informed that preparations are being made for the examination of all the students and teachers who are suspected of covid.
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