Update of July 28 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 688,307 after additional 2,634 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on July 28, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 649,072 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 94.3% along with the 1,993 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 10,886 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on July 28, 24% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19.3% people diagnosed positive till now.
Till now, the death toll has reached 9,791. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 33 people died on July 28. There are 29,444 in isolation. Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Nawalparasi East, Kaski, Rupandehi, and Surkhet have more than 500 active cases.
According to Jhapa representative Naresh Khati, the Mechinagar municipality has been sealed the municipality from July 29 to August 3. Acting Chief of the Municipality Meena Pokharel Upreti said that the decision to seal the area was taken at a meeting of the Municipal Covid-19 Prevention Control and Management Committee on July 28. During this period, hospitals, health posts, ambulances, fire engines, drug stores, vaccination services, garbage collection and management, electricity, telephone, drinking water and internet service providers and stores supplying food will remain open, only from 6 am to 8 am.
According to Sankhuwasabha representative Bhawin Karki, the prohibitory order issued in the district has been extended till July 8. According to Chief District Officer Teknarayan Poudel, a meeting of the District Covid Crisis Management Center on July 28 decided to extend the prohibitory order. It is mentioned in the information regarding the prohibitory order issued by the district administration office that the service should resume following the health protocol and maintaining physical distance.
According to Gorkha representative Hariram Upreti, Ward No. 7 of Palungtar Municipality has been sealed due to increased risk of Covid-19. As the number of cases is increasing rapidly, the ward has been sealed from July 28 to August 3 for the prevention and control of COVID-19. Private and public transport, hotels, trade, business, banks and cooperatives will be completely closed when the ward is sealed, said ward chairperson Basanta Shrestha. Apart from the essential services, the services flowing from the ward office have also been stopped. According to the ward office, the risk has increased after the infection was diagnosed in 25 out of 45 people on July 25.
According to Syangja representative Tilkumari Thapa, the Bhirkot Municipality has issued a notice on July 27 to stop conducting in-person classes in the schools of the municipality from July 27 to July 31 due to the spread of COVID infection. It is mentioned in the notice signed by the Acting Chief Administrative Officer of Bhirkot Municipality, Bishnu Prasad Koirala.
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