Update of December 7 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 241,955 after additional 1,014 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on December 7, 2020. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 227,433 of the total infected have recovered. On December 7, the rate of recovery reached 94% along with the latest recovered 1,628. The ministry reported that 12,948 people are being treated. Out of which, 8,060 are in home isolation, 332 are being treated in ICU, and 53 are being treated with the support of the ventilators. Till now, the death toll has reached 1,614. According to the Ministry, 6,220 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. There aren’t any active cases in Manang and Dolpa while Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Kaski, have more than 500 active cases.
In Bagmati Province,
According to Chitwan representative Dipendra Adhikari, private and government hospitals in the district have started providing services like they used to before COVID-19 spread. Bharatpur Hospital, two medical colleges, BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital and other private hospitals in the district have started providing services in the same condition as before. Chairperson of Bharatpur Hospital, Dr. Bhojraj Adhikari, said that some services have been affected due to COVID-19 and now it has returned to its previous condition. “At present, all the services are in normal condition as they used to be,” said Dr Adhikari. “We are preparing to provide new services to Bharatpur Hospital soon.” Dr. Gautam said, “We are providing services in the same condition as before.” The number of infected people in Chitwan is 5,962 as of December 7, 97 people have died and 5,471 have been cured.
According to Ramechhap representative Nawaraj Ghimire, non-essential services have been suspended since December 6 after an employee of Gokulganga Rural municipality was diagnosed COVID-19 positive. The service provided by the village municipality and all the wards has been suspended till December 12. The rural municipality has stated that the service has been stopped keeping in mind the risk of COVID-19 in the community.
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