Update of July 3 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 643,850 after additional 1,527 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on July 3, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 606,666 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 94.3% along with the 3,066 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 5,837 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on July 3, 26% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19.1% people diagnosed positive till now. On July 3, 174 people below the age of 20 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
Till now, the death toll has reached 9,198. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 19 people died on July 3. There are 27,769 in isolation.
According to Sunsari representative, Jaya Krishna Yadav, two wards of Barakhshetra Municipality have been sealed for one week from July 3, 2021. The municipality has stated that two wards have been sealed due to the increase in cases of Covid-19. According to Pukar Pokhrel, information officer of the municipality, Barakhshetra municipalities ward number 1 and 2 have been sealed for one week.
According to Dang, Jaya Narayan Pun, District Monitoring Committee has been formed in Dang on July 3 as per the Human Rights Protection Procedure 2078 for the pandemic of COVID-19 prepared by the National Human Rights Commission. The meeting held in Ghorahi under the chairpersonship of Keshav Kumar Sharma, Coordinator of Human Rights Network Dang has formed a committee to represent the institutions. Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) has been selected as a member of the committee. Other members of the committee are the Federation of Nepali Journalists, District Bar Unit, NGO Federation, WOREC, Centre for Human Welfare and Environment Protection, Centre for Human Rights and Concerns for persons with Disabilities, Dang Women’s Human Rights Defenders Network. INSEC representative Jayanarayan Pun and district facilitator Binod KC have been selected as members of the committee. The committee will monitor the human rights situation in the pandemic of COVID-19 in the district.
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