Update of July 19 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 668,751 after additional 1,642 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on July 19, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 633,332 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 94.7% along with the 1,258 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 7,833 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on July 19, 16% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19.2% people diagnosed positive till now.
Till now, the death toll has reached 9,582. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 32 people died on July 18. There are 25,837 in isolation. Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Kaski Rupandehi and Surkhet has more than 500 active cases.
In Province 1,
According to Okhaldhunga representative, Saraswati Baniya, the prohibitory order implemented in the district has been extended till July 29, 2021. The meeting of the District COVID Crisis Management Centre held on July 19 has decided to extend the prohibitory order. During the period of prohibition, shops including food supply stores will be allowed to operate.
According to Sankhuwasabha representative, Bhawin Karki, the prohibitory order implemented in the district has been extended till July 28, 2021. The meeting of the District COVID Crisis Management Centre held on July 18 has decided to extend the prohibitory order. During the period of prohibition, public vehicles will be allowed to operate. It has been decided to allow the operation of public transport within the district following the health protocol during the prohibitory order. It is mentioned in the information issued by the District Administration Office that the shops selling consumer goods and food, vegetables, and fruits can be operated from 6 am to 6 pm following the health protocols. The meeting has decided to make government offices, banks, financial institutions and cooperatives run smoothly following the standards of public health.
According to Panchthar representative, Mangal Begha, the prohibitory order implemented in the district has been extended till July 26, 2021. The meeting of the District COVID Crisis Management Centre held on July 19 has decided to extend the prohibitory order. It is mentioned in the information issued by the District Administration Office that the shops selling consumer goods and food, vegetables and fruits can be operated from 5 am to 1 pm following the health protocols. The local administration has allowed the vehicles with long route to operate during the prohibitory order.
According to Jhapa representative, Naresh Khati, due to the increase in the cases of COVID-19, the Budhhashanti Rural Municipality has been sealed for a week from July 20, 2021.
In Bagmati Province,
According to Dhading representative, Sitaram Adhikari, the fourth phase of Verocell vaccination against Covid-19 has been started in Nilkantha Municipality on July 17. According to Shyamprasad Pokharel, Vaccination Supervisor Officer at Dhading Health Office, the vaccination program has been started in the district including Nilkantha Municipality for the people above the 55 years of age, teachers and the prioritized groups who missed it before. But, Dhan Bahadur Tamang said that they were deprived of the vaccine as people under the age group prescribed for vaccination they were vaccinated. According to Bishnu Rijal, Health Coordinator of Nilkantha Municipality, there are 3,800 people in the prescribed age group out of which 1,600 have been vaccinated with Verocell so far.
In Gandaki Province,
According to Kaski representative, Sushan Ghimire, the prohibitory order implemented in the district has been extended till August 4, 2021. The meeting of the District COVID Crisis Management Centre held on July 17 has decided to extend the prohibitory order. The prohibitory order has allowed the public vehicles to operate using the odd and even rule.
According to Nawalparasi (East) representative, Tirtha Raj Dumre, teachers queuing for vaccination against Covid-19 in Madhyabindu Municipality of Nawalpur have returned without vaccination. Twelve teachers of Laxmi Adarsh Basic School, Madhyabindu-7, Amarasa, who arrived at Chormara Primary Health Center on July 19 to get the vaccination, have returned unvaccinated. The target group from Madhyabindu-8 and 9 were scheduled to be vaccinated on July 19 at Chormara Primary Health Centre. On the basis of the same information, Sagar Mahato, a teacher had been waiting in line for vaccination since the morning of July 19. Ram Prasad Pandey, Acting Chief of Chormara Primary Health Centre, said that the problem was due to insufficient vaccine received at the health center. The Chairperson of the health center, Amrit Gyawali, said that the problem was caused because only 857 vile vaccines were received at the health center which was not enough for the age group.
In Karnali Province,
According to Surkhet representative, Durga Thapa, a total of 158,000 citizens of Karnali Province have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Dr. Rabin Khadka, Director of the provincial health Directorate, Surkhet, said that 158,000 people have been vaccinated in four phases from January 27 to mid-July. Preparations are underway to bring Verocell vaccine for citizens above 55 years of age and Johnson & Johnson vaccine for those in the age group of 50 to 54 years, said Director Khadka.
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