Update of July 9 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 652,859 after additional 1,479 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on July 9, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 616,929 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 94.5% along with the 1,316 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 6,657 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on July 9, 22% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19.2% people diagnosed positive till now. On July 9, 159 people below the age of 20 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
Till now, the death toll has reached 9,340. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 20 people died on July 9. There are 26,765 in isolation. Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Makwanpur and Kaski has more than 500 active cases.
According to Nuwakot representative Navadeep Shrestha, the district administration office has extended the prohibitory order for the ninth time to control the infection of Covid-19. The prohibitory order issued by Chief District Officer Jeevan Prasad Dulal will remain implemented till July 16. Meanwhile, Trishuli Hospital issued a press release on July 9 stating that one of the four samples sent from the PCR laboratory of Trishuli Hospital to be tested in the international laboratory through the National Public Health Laboratory, Kathmandu, was found to be a Delta Plus variant. The medical superintendent of the hospital, Dr. A statement issued by Dipendra Panda urged the public to be vigilant as the Delta Plus variant is 60 to 100 per cent more contagious than the previous variants.
According to Parbat representative Santosh Thapa, the period of the prohibitory order has been extended until further notice.
According to Syangja representative Tilkumari Thapa, the District Administration Office has issued a notice on July 8 and informed that the prohibitory order issued in the district has been extended till July 15.
According to Myagdi representative Amrit Prasad Poudel, a meeting of the District Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre held on July 7 has extended the prohibition order till July 15 to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the district.
According to Kaski representative Sushan Ghimire, the prohibitory order issued in Kaski has been made a little flexible and has been extended till July 20. Public transport will be operated in the district as per the prohibition order, while shops will be open from 5 am to 8 pm. According to Chief District Officer Thaneshwor Gautam, shops for daily necessities like food, vegetables, water supply, and fruits will be available from 5 am to 8 pm.
According to Baglung representative Srijana Pant, the prohibition has been extended till July 19. The District Administration Office, Baglung, has published a notice on July 8 stating that the prohibitory order has been extended till July 19.
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