Update of January 16 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 853,738 after additional 4,534 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on January 16, 2022. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 816,438 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 95.6% along with 435 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 12,562 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on January 16, 36% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 17.1% people diagnosed positive till now.
Till now, the death toll has reached 11,620. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, three died on January 16. There are 25,680 people in home isolation. Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur have more than 500 active cases.
On January 16, 2,569 people were tested through the antigen process among which 427 were diagnosed positive with COVID-19. Till date, 101,468 people have been diagnosed positive with antigen method. The number of infected, cured, and active cases has not been separated into this number. According to the Ministry, 12,127,829 people have been fully vaccinated till January 16.
According to Kaski representative Sushan Ghimire, the Kaski District Administration Office has issued an order to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to get public service from January 15. Chief District Officer Jayanarayan Acharya while issuing the order informed that vaccination card has been made mandatory in the entire district. According to him, gatherings of more than 25 people in public places and gatherings of political, social and cultural gatherings, festivals and fairs have been banned. Passengers on such public transport must wear a mask and maintain physical distance. Before traveling by air, you will need to show the vaccination card and a proof of being COVID negative.
According to Myagdi representative Amrit Prasad Poudel, after 12 people, including teachers and students of Gyanodaya Secondary School in Raghuganga Ruralmunicipality-3, Mauwaphant, were diagnosed with COVID-19, the school has been closed from January 16 to January 23. One of the teachers working in the school was found to be infected with COVID-19 on January 12 and another teacher was also confirmed to be infected during the contact tracing on January 13.
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