Update of January 17 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 859,485 after additional 5,747 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on January 17, 2022. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 816,985 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 95.6% along with 547 latest recovered. There are 30,877 active infected cases at present.
According to the Ministry, 14,014 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on January 17, 41% 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 17. There are 25,680 people in home isolation. Morang, Sunsari, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan, Kaski, Rupandehi and Kailali have more than 500 active cases.
On January 17, 3,451 people were tested through the antigen process among which 987 were diagnosed positive with COVID-19. Till date, 102,455 people have been diagnosed positive with antigen method. The number of infected, cured, and active cases has not been separated in this data. According to the Ministry, 12,213,032 people have been fully vaccinated till January 17.
According to Ramechhap representative Nawaraj Ghimire, the Gokulganga rural municipality has stopped non-essential services due to the spread of COVID-19. The rural municipality has published a notice on January 17 stating that non-essential services have been suspended from January 17 to January 21. According to a statement issued by Radhika Shrestha Newar, the Deputy Chairperson of the Rural Municipality, the service has been suspended due to increase in the cases of COVID-19 in people’s representatives and employees. She said that the decision was taken at a meeting of the local crisis management committee.
According to Rasuwa representative Hemnath Khatiwada, based on the recommendation of the District COVID-19 Crisis Management Coordination Centre on January 14, the District Administration Office has stopped more than 25 people from gathering in the district from January 16 until further notice. Chief District Officer Nawaraj Jaisi has issued an order not to carry out social activities including festivals, fairs and gatherings where more than 25 people might gather. In case of public transport, public vehickes have been instructed not to carry more passengers than the number of seats, and public transport users have been told to use the transportation services by carrying the vaccination card and to follow the health protocols.
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