Update of June 16 Regarding COVID-19 Infection

  June 16, 2021 By: INSEC

The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 614,216 after additional 2,014 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on June 16, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 543,521 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 88.5% along with the 3,082 latest recovered.

According to the Ministry, 8,687 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on June 16, 23% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19% people diagnosed positive till now. On June 16, 237 people below the age of 19 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.

Till now, the death toll has reached 8,558. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 52 people died on June 16. There are 62,137 in isolation. There are more than 500 active cases in Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Rautahat, Dhanusha, Parsa, Mahottari, Bara, Saptari, Siraha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Kavrepalanchowk, Makwanpur, Dhading, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk, Sindhuli, Ramechhap, Kaski, Nawalparasi East, Gorkha, Tanahu, Syangja, Myagdi, Dang, Rupandehi, Banke, Palpa, Bardiya, Kapilbastu, Arghakhanchi, Nawalparasi West, Surkhet, Salyan, Dailekh, Dadeldhura, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Baitadi, Doti and Achham.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 75 districts have been following complete or partial prohibition till June 16, 201.


In Gandaki Province,

According to Lamjung Representative Dal Bahadur Majakoti, a meeting of the District COVID Management Centre held on June 16 has extended the prohibition order in the district for one week. According to Hom Prasad Luitel, Chief District Officer of the District Administration Office, Lamjung and District Coordinator of the Covid Management Committee, the meeting extended the prohibition order till June 24.

In Karnali Province,

According to Surkhet representative Durga Thapa, the Karnali province government has allocated NRs 539.3 million for the fiscal year 2021/22 to control COVID-19. Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning Gopal Sharma presented the budget for the fiscal year 2021/22 in the provincial assembly on June 15. Minister Sharma said that the province government has allocated 500 beds in Surkhet, 50/50 beds in Dolpa, Humla, Kalikot and Mugu district hospitals and 100 beds in Dailekh, Jajarkot, Rukum West and Salyan hospitals.

According to Humla representative Nanda Singh, a 52-year-old man died of COVID-19 infection on June 15. Chief of the District Hospital, Humla, Prem Singh said that the victim died three days ago after being infected and was rushed to the hospital for further treatment. Chief District Officer Ganesh Acharya said that he died on June 15 after the helicopter failed to take off from Kathmandu due to bad weather.


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